One man has been killed during a police-involved shooting incident and high-speed chase in the North Eastern Division yesterday.
According to police reports, officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Motorcycle Section were on mobile patrol around 4:10 pm, on August 21st when they had cause to intercept a white Nissan B12 motor vehicle with a male driver in the San Juan district. As one of the officers approached the vehicle, the driver shot at him, the officer returned fire. The vehicle then drove off and the officers gave chase.
As the vehicle proceeded west along the Eastern Main Road (EMR), officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force observed what was taking place and attempted to intercept the vehicle. However, the vehicle accelerated in the direction of one of the officers who shot at it.
The vehicle continued proceeding along the EMR at a high rate of speed, until it collided with another vehicle along 3rd Avenue and 1st Street, Barataria. The suspect who was suffering from gunshot wounds was detained and taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for treatment where he later died. He has since been identified as Anton Grant, 30, of Maracas, St. Joseph. Investigations are ongoing.