Bandit shot by SRP during home invasion

Bandit shot by SRP during home invasion

A bandit was shot by an SRP during a home invasion in San Fernando last night.

According to report from the TTPS, around 10:30pm, 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 SRP 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