‘Hammers’ killed by police in Arima

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‘Hammers’ killed by police in Arima

A man identified as Matthew Garcia, aka ‘Hammers’ was killed in a reported shoot-out with police in Arima on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers of the Northern Division and the North-Central Division visited a house in Darwill Gardens, Unityville, Arima, at around 12.25 pm to execute a search warrant.

As officers entered the house, they saw Garcia pointing a gun at them.

Garcia then reportedly shot at the police, who returned fire, hitting him.

Police took Garcia to the Arima Hospital where he was declared dead at around 12.42 pm. Police reportedly found a pistol and extended magazine containing 20 rounds of ammunition.

Police also found another man at the house who was arrested and taken to the Arouca police station pending further enquiries.