An early morning shootout with police has claimed the life of one man.
Preliminary reports indicate that police, acting on information, proceeded to a house along Hilltop Avenue, Claxton Bay, in search of a murder suspect.
On arrival at the location, the officers allegedly were greeted with gunfire.
The officers subsequently returned fire and the assailant was hit.
The man was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
This is a developing story and we will have more information as details come to hand.
A double murder has been recorded in Claxton Bay, pushing the murder toll up to 50.
According to reports, at about one this morning, an 18-year-old man and a 33-year old woman were shot dead in their home at Springvale, Claxton Bay.
The woman has been identified as Cindy Joseph, and is said to be the mother of a 11-year-old child.
Reports indicate that neighbours heard the gun shots and reportedly saw three men running from the scene. Upon investigating at the house, they found the man and the woman bleeding from gunshot wounds.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service continues its crackdown on illegal weapons in this country.
In two separate anti-crime exercises yesterday, officers arrested two people, each of whom were caught with a pistol and ammunition.
During an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Diego Martin district yesterday, officers of the West End Police Station arrested A teenager and seized a pistol and one round of ammunition.
One man was arrested and a firearm and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Central Division Task Force during an anticrime exercise conducted in the Claxton Bay district, this week.
During the exercise, which was conducted between Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th December, several search warrants were executed and several drug blocks searched.
Police reports indicated that officers observed a vehicle parked along Diamond Road, Diamond Village, Claxton Bay, with a lone male occupant.
Two schools in Claxton Bay have been closed and MP for the area David Lee is not happy about it.
In a Facebook post yesterday, Lee said since October 25, 2019 the Union /Claxton Bay Secondary School (UCB) has been closed due to leaky plumbing on the second floor.
A revolver and quantities of ammunition and marijuana were discovered by officers of the Central Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Claxton Bay district yesterday.
According to police reports, officers of the Chaguanas and Couva CIDs proceeded to Pranz Gardens, Claxton Bay, where they conducted a search.
The search resulted in officers finding the firearm, along with four rounds of ammunition and 3.13 kilogrammes of marijuana. The drug has an estimated street value of $31,300.
Investigations are ongoing.
A Claxton Bay resident is thanking his lucky stars that his pet dog Garroth was not devoured by a caiman which crawled into his yard early yesterday morning.
After being alerted by his mother-in-law, Nazir Mohammed used a piece of wood to ward off the menacing caiman which was just three feet away from his mixed-breed dog.
Recounting the incident, Mohammed said shortly before 7 am he was awakened by his mother-in-law knocking on the front door of his Ramsaroop Trace, Macaulay Village, home.
A 15-year-old boy is shot and killed.
According to reports at approximately 1:40 pm today, Isaiah Havelock and his father 35-year-old Wayne Havelock were conducting repairs to a boat at the Claxton Bay Fishing Depot.
It is said that a car described as a gold Almera bearing registration number PCL 1886 entered the bay area and four men wearing masks opened fire in the direction of the Isaiah and his father.
The 15-year-old received an injury to his right lower back. While his father was unhurt.
A 17-year-old boy has been shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.
The deceased has been identified as Kevon Paul.
According to police reports, around 9 pm Sunday, Paul was walking along Lodge Road, Claxton Bay when a car pulled alongside him.
Eyewitnesses reported hearing several loud explosions and observed the vehicle fleeing the scene.
Paul was shot several times about the body.
Police and emergency health services were notified, however, the 17-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries.
Police seized a revolver and ammunition during an anti-crime exercise in Claxton Bay.
The following is a press release from the TTPS:
A Taurus revolver and a quantity of ammunition were discovered by officers of the Couva Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Claxton Bay district, Friday night.