2 held following police-involved shooting in Gran Couva

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2 held following police-involved shooting in Gran Couva

Two suspects are in custody following a police-involved shooting incident which occurred in the Gran Couva area early this morning.

Officers of the Southern Division Task Force were conducting a road block exercise around 1 am on Wednesday 28th July, 2021, at Batchasingh Street, when they attempted to stop a burgundy Ford Focus motor vehicle with three occupants.

While attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver began to reverse and the suspect seated in the rear seat, pointed an object resembling a firearm at one of the officers.

In accordance with the Use of Force Policy, the officer discharged his service issued firearm in the direction of the vehicle. The vehicle then collided with two officers who sustained minor injuries and had to seek medical attention.

When the vehicle came to a halt, the armed suspect ran off, while the other two were arrested by officers.

Efforts to locate the third suspect proved futile.