RALPH BANWARIE

A 33-year-old-man of Diego Martin, who was reportedly involved in a shootout with police, has died at hospital.

Dexter John, of North West Drive, Diego Martin, died at Sangre Grande Hospital after he was shot by police yesterday morning.

A report said around 2.30 am police officers from Western Division and members of IATF were on Operation Strike Back in Valencia.

The report said the officers were at Benny Road, Valencia and were shot at. They returned fire and shot John.

They said a pistol was also found next to him.

He was taken to hospital but he later died.

This was the second shooting involving police and wanted persons in the Eastern Division in the past few days.

The other, 20 -year-old Malcolm Aberdeen, of La Canoa Road, Santa Cruz, was killed by police during an exchange of gunfire at Shivan Drive, Sangre Chiquito, on Saturday.