SRP shoots Constable following heated argument

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SRP shoots Constable following heated argument

A police constable was shot and wounded by an SRP on Saturday night, following an argument at a house lime.

Reports state that at around 11pm, the two men were both in attendance at a lime at Quash Trace, Sangre Grande, when the 30-year-old constable became agitated over a conversation about his ex, who was the SRP’s sister.

The Constable is said to have armed himself with a knife, which he placed to the SRP’s neck.
A scuffle ensued and the constable then reached for a shovel, causing the SRP to pull out his licensed firearm and fire a shot at the advancing officer.

The Constable was hit in the upper right leg.

The SRP, who works at the Gender Based Violence Unit’s Eastern Division, subsequently contacted the Sangre Grande Police Station.

The wounded constable, who is based at the Police Training Academy in St James, was taken to the Sangre Grande District Hospital where he was treated and discharged.

Investigations are continuing.