A Special Reserve Police (SRP) Officer is alleged to have shot one of four suspects during a home invasion at his residence in San Fernando last night, Saturday 24th October 2020.
A release from the TTTPS reports the home invasion occurred around 10:30 pm.
According to the report, four men—one armed with a firearm and another with a knife—entered the living room of the residence and announced a hold up. They demanded that all four occupants of the home lie on the floor.
The assailants then proceeded to rob the victims of cell phones, jewellery, and a laptop.
The officer was then taken to a bedroom where the suspects demanded that he open a safe. He was unable to do so, which reportedly angered the suspects who then proceeded toward the family of the officer who were still in the living room.
Fearful for his family’s safety, the officer was able to retrieve his personal firearm from the bedroom and fired in the direction of the suspects. One suspect was injured while the three others escaped on foot.
Officers from the Southern Division, CID Operations and Southern Division Task Force responded to the incident.
The injured suspect was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he is reported to be in a critical condition.
Investigations are ongoing