A 21-year-old Sam Boucaud , Santa Cruz man is dead while three others are injured following a shooting last night.
The dead man has been identified as Jerome Julien (in green in photo).
Police say that around 11 pm Saturday Julien was liming with a group of friends and relatives in Sam Boucaud, when they were approached by three men.
Several shots were fired and the assailants fled the scene.
Police have seized five high-powered guns and a whopping 6,800 rounds of ammunition in a raid carried out in Piparo on Saturday.
The vast array of .22 and .25 ammunition were stored in boxes and biscuit containers and represents one of the largest hauls made by police in this country.
Officers of the Criminal Intelligence Division and the Criminal Gang Intelligence Unit carried out the raid at the Piparo house, after acting on information.
Rifles and shot guns were among the weapons seized.
Three men were arrested in the operation.
Police have seized several guns as well as ammunition in several operations over the last few days.
A statement by the Police Service outlines its recent actions.
"Western Division – firearm, ammunition seized
Around 8:00pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2016, Inspector Hospedales along with a party of officers attached to the Western Division Criminal Investigations Department and Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence at Chaconia Cresent, Four Roads, Diego Martin where they conducted a search.
Police say the two officers who were shot in the Beetham, had gone to search for suspects in the larceny American Stores in St James.
Both officers have been warded in stable condition at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
The following is a statement by the Police Service on the incident.
"Two police officers sustained non-life threatening injuries after being struck by bullets while involved in an anti-crime exercise organised by the Western Division, in Hell Yard, Beetham Gardens, Port of Spain, at around 7:20p:m. this evening, Thursday 4th August,2016.
Ricardo Joseph alias Cardo, 31, today appeared before the Arima 1st Magistrate Court charged with the murder of special reserve police officer, 9719 PC Jason Cyrol John.
John, 29, of Williams Trace, Five Rivers, Arouca, was shot and killed while making his way home on May 24th, 2016.
In addition to the charge of murder, Joseph is charged with possession of firearm and ammunition and faces the unrelated charges of rape, buggery, grievous sexual assault and common assault arising from other crimes committed.
A Metro Transit police officer has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State, marking the first time a U.S. law enforcement officer has been accused of trying to aid the terrorist group, a report in the Washington Post says.
Police have destroyed 200 fully grown marijuana trees and 3000 seedlings worth $300,000.
The Police Service issued the following statement on it's latest operation.
It is always a nerve-wracking experience when you get pulled over by police. Sometimes you know you were speeding and just get busted. Other times, you may have no idea you were doing something against the law.
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Such was the case this week in Halifax, Virginia where Police Chief Kevin Lands and Officer Brian Warner pulled over drivers for violating vehicle code 18.104.22.168 — otherwise known as driving on a hot day without ice cream.