CoP condemns killing of Police Constable

CoP condemns killing of Police Constable

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith and the Executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), wish to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of fallen No. 19191 PC Nicholas Victor.

PC Victor, 30, was shot and killed during a robbery incident at a supermarket in Kelly Village, Caroni, around 8:00pm, on Tuesday 24th December 2019.

Reports indicate that PC Victor of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch, who was off-duty at the time, was performing a private security duty outside the compound of Rainbow Supermarket, when he was shot and killed by two armed assailants.

One of the men relieved the victim of his personal firearm, before they both made their escape.

Officers of the Special Operations Response Team, Guard and Emergency Branch and Central Division Task Force continue to search for the two suspects.

Commissioner Griffith says “there is a strong possibility that the suspects in this incident may have been some of the many, previously held by the officers of the TTPS, whilst in the possession of firearms, but were allowed to access bail and get back onto the streets, because certain persons in the criminal justice system, including politicians and so-called activists, see it fit that the rights of cold-blooded criminals to be free when held with a firearm, have precedence over the rights of law-abiding citizens to survive in this country.

It is difficult for the police to be doing their job of arresting these individuals with firearms only for them to be given a get out of jail free card, to go back onto the streets.”