Police officers shot at during road block exercise in Patna Village

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 13:15

Officers of the Western Division Task Force narrowly escaped injury, after being shot at by a gunman, during a road block exercise, along North West Drive, Patna Village, Diego Martin, on Wednesday 26th April, 2017.

A statement by the police says that officers had stopped a Hyundai Elantra motor vehicle with two male occupants.

The statement says a front seat passenger exited the vehicle, drew a firearm and fired at officers, before making an escape.

In making his escape, the suspect dropped the firearm which was retrieved by officers and found to be a Beretta pistol, with 12 rounds of .9mm ammunition.

The officers later went to Good Session Drive, Patna Village, Diego Martin, in search of the suspect.

There, they observed another man with a black bag in his hand.

Upon seeing the officers, the man dropped the bag and escaped into some nearby bushes.

The officers took possession of the bag and found that it contained 443 grammes of marijuana.