SRP shot dead by colleague cleaning his gun

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 20:00

A Special Reserve Police officer was shot and killed by another officer at the Guapo Police Station, in what police initially believe may have been an accident.

The slain officer is identified as Govindra Ramroop, an SRP attached to the La Brea Rapid Response Unit. 

Police say at 12.08 this morning, Ramroop and another SRP were at the Guapo Police Station when the other officer was cleaning his firearm. 

The officers had just returned from a police exercise. 

CNC3 understands the officer's firearm went off hitting Ramroop in the lower abdomen.

PC Ramroop was rushed to the Point Fortin Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12.45 am. 

The police service tells CNC3 an investigation is now underway. 

Acting Commissioner of Police Harold Phillip extended condolences to the slain officer's family.