A man only identified by his alias as “Pest” was killed on Sunday night during an alleged police-involved shooting at St Barb’s in Laventille.

According to a police report, at about 8.30 pm, officers assigned to the Port-of-Spain Task Force responded to a report of a man armed with a firearm at St Barbs Road, Laventille.
Upon arrival, the officers were allegedly fired upon, causing them to return fire, injuring the alleged suspect.

The suspect was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. No police officers were injured in the incident. Police recovered one firearm at the scene.

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant