A Marabella man is currently in police custody, after being arrested by Southern Division officers, mere minutes after breaking into a house in the Marabella district.
While on mobile patrol, officers of the Marabella Police Station, responded to a report of a housebreaking in progress at Kenneth Avenue, Marabella, around 2:15am, on Thursday 17th May, 2018.
Upon arrival, the officers discovered a masked man in the house, who pointed an object resembling a firearm at them.
Fearful for their lives, the officers opened fire and the suspect fled the scene.
A search was conducted of the area, leading officers to discover the suspect a short distance away, in possession of a fake gun and nursing two gunshot wounds to the legs.
The 50-year-old man, of Bayshore, Marabella, was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital, where he is currently warded and under police guard.