A car thief suspect was wounded during an alleged shootout with police officers on Monday morning during the pre-dawn hours.
Police have since launched a manhunt for the second suspect.
According to a police report, at about 4.45 am officers of the Cunupia Police Station acted on a report of motor larceny in progress at an apartment complex at Chin Chin Road, Cunupia.
When they got to the location they saw the two suspects in the act.
The officers attempted to confront the men but one of them allegedly pulled out a gun and opened fire at the officers.
The officers returned fire shooting and wounding one of the suspects.
The other man managed to escape.
The wounded suspect was taken to the Chaguanas District Hospital where he was treated and then transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mount Hope where he was warded in stable condition and under police guard.
- by Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant