A man identified as Christopher ‘Stars’ Noel was killed in a police-involved shooting in San Fernando on Friday afternoon.
Noel, 35, of Sixth Company in New Grant was a former murder accused and was alleged to be the mastermind behind the recent robbery of the owner of D Persad Food King.
The police said at around 12:30 pm, officers who were on exercise duties saw a car stopped along the SS Erin Road near Sir Lamont Avenue opposite Palmiste Park.
A man holding a gun got out of the car.
On seeing the police, the man, later identified as Noel, began to run, and the officers chased him.
He allegedly pointed a gun at the officers, who became fearful for their lives and shot him.
The police took Noel to the San Fernando General Hospital, where doctors later declared him dead.
Police said Noel also had several matters pending in court and several previous convictions.
He was also a suspect in several home invasions in the Southern Division.
Investigations are ongoing.