Police shoot and kill 19-year-old in Beetham

A 19-year-old is shot and killed by police this morning. The victim is identified as Akiel Thomas also known as Alkaline. According to police at around 6:40 am officers from Port of Spain CID and the interagency task force were conducting an exercise and upon reaching hell yard Beetham Gardens they noticed Thomas with a firearm, police tell CNC3 news that they called out the teen who then pointed the firearm at the officers. He did not open fire but officers shot at the 19-year-old who was hit in the chest. He was taken to hospital where he died. Thomas is said to be from phase 5 in Beetham Gardens. A nine-millimetre pistol was recovered off his body. Police say Thomas was well known to them. 

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