A 19-year-old Arima man is currently warded at the hospital in stable condition, after being wounded in a shooting incident with the police in the Arima district.
According to police reports, officers of the Tunapuna Crime Patrol Unit were on mobile patrol along the Priority Bus Route around 2:15 am, on August 20th when they observed a black Nissan Almera motor vehicle proceeding in an easterly direction, break the traffic lights at the Pasea Road intersection, Tunapuna.
A 19-year-old is shot and killed by police this morning. The victim is identified as Akiel Thomas also known as Alkaline. According to police at around 6:40 am officers from Port of Spain CID and the interagency task force were conducting an exercise and upon reaching hell yard Beetham Gardens they noticed Thomas with a firearm, police tell CNC3 news that they called out the teen who then pointed the firearm at the officers. He did not open fire but officers shot at the 19-year-old who was hit in the chest. He was taken to hospital where he died.
Two men surrendered to the police this afternoon in connection with the shooting and wounding of Sgt Ricardo Morris.
According to police sources, the men, who live in the Sea Lots area walked into the charge room of the Central Police Station at about 3 pm accompanied by their representing attorneys.
Morris, who is assigned to the Belmont Police Station, was at a basketball court at Pioneer Drive, Sea Lots, at about 9.30 pm last Thursday with his son, when he saw a man walking with a high-powered weapon.