Shooting outside police officer's house

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 00:00

The Police Service is reporting on a shooting incident outside of the home of a police officer but does not say whether the officer was the target.

A statement from the Police Service says that officer later found several spent shells on the street outside his home.

The following is the full release from the Police Service:

"In keeping with the Ministry of National Security’s drive to strengthen law enforcement operations to more efficiently combat crime, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service conducted overnight anti-crime operations that resulted in the following successes:

Around 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday, 29th February 2016 a Special Reserve Officer attached to the Crime Protection Unit was at his home when he heard several loud explosions like that of gunshots emanating from outside. Around 6:00a.m. the Officer went outside and found several spent shells on the roadway in front his home. A report was made to the Central Police Station and Officers found on the scene nine (9) spent shells and one (1) live round of 9mm ammunition.

At 6:20 a.m. Police Officers from the Besson Street Police Station and Officers from the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment (TTR) responded to a report of a shooting in the Eastern Quarry area. A search of the area was conducted and Officers found and seized one (1) HK 9mm pistol along with two (2) magazines and twenty-six (26) rounds of 9mm ammunition.

During the period 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. a party of Officers attached to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Strike Team conducted an exercise in the Besson Street District. During the exercise, a search warrant was executed at the home of a thirty-one (31) year old male of St. Barbs, Laventille. In the presence of the man, Officers conducted a search of the premises and found and seized two (2) grams of marijuana. The man was arrested and charged for possession of marijuana. Also around 1:15 p.m. the same party of officers conducted a search of a bushy area located at the same address where they found and seized one (1) AK 47 rifle along with a magazine and twenty-five (25) rounds of 7.62 ammunition."