A shootout involving police and a civilian which occurred in the Maraval area last night, ended with one officer being hospitalized and the suspect killed.
The deceased has been identified as 22 year old Nathan Emmanuel Paul.
Members of the Western Division Task Force were conducting an exercise at Tancabean Trace, Maraval, when they were fired upon by the occupant of a house. In the process, PC Frith of the Western Division Task Force, was shot and wounded. Police officers returned fire which resulted in the suspect, Nathan Emmanuel Paul, alias “Plaits”, 22, being wounded.
Both PC Frith and Paul were taken to hospital for treatment. Paul, who lived at Faustin Trace, Maraval, was pronounced dead on arrival.
A statement from the TTPS said Paul, whose alias is Plaits, had been out on bail after being charged with firearm possession and attempted murder last year.
Meanwhile, the officer, who is attached to the Western Division Task Force, remains in stable condition.
A firearm was recovered from the scene.