Two men were killed, and two firearms were retrieved after a kidnapping and robbery in Chaguanas, yesterday.
According to official police reports, officers acting on information received from one of the two victims, proceeded to a house at Lion Boulevard, Enterprise in Chaguanas, at around 5:30 pm on Wednesday 24 June 2020.
Reports are the officers were greeted by gunfire as they approached the residence.
The officers returned fire—in keeping with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Use of Force Policy. They wounded two of the six suspects and retrieved two loaded revolvers from them.
The wounded men were taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility where they were pronounced dead on arrival. There were no injuries sustained by the officers.
Police reports indicate that the victims were abducted at gunpoint after meeting the six suspects at Rodney Road, Endeavour. They were robbed and taken to a house in Enterprise where they reportedly were held and beaten for approximately two hours. The victims reportedly were able to escape and make a report to police about their ordeal.
They were taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility where they were treated. They were subsequently transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Centre for further examination.
The police exercise was supervised by Snr Supt Simon, Supt Mystar and ASP Pierre, and included Ag Supt John of the Central Division Operations Unit / Chaguanas Division Task Force (CDTF).
Enquiries are ongoing.