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Soldier among three shot in Maloney

A member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force is among three persons shot in Maloney last night.

He has been identified as Ian Carter, a soldier attached to the Cumuto Base.

He was in the company of a group of men when he was shot.

Reports indicate that just after 9 pm two armed men walked up to Carter and his friends and attempted to rob them.

An altercation occurred and Carter was shot 5 times.

Two other men were also shot in the fracas.

Carter was rushed to hospital and is currently listed as stable.

Soldier held with guns, ammunition

A member of the Regiment has been detained after being in the possession of guns and ammunition.

The soldier, who resides in Princes Town, was driving his private vehicle in La Romain, when he was observed by police officers as acting suspiciously.

A chase ensued and the vehicle was intercepted.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of cash, one Taurus pistol, 137 rounds of 9mm ammunition and four magazines, two of which were extended.

Two law enforcement officers murdered; one killed in fall at his home

Three law enforcement officers are dead, two of whom were murdered early this morning.

The third officer was killed by a fall down some stairs at his home.

In the first incident, a police officer was murdered early this morning on his way home.

Police reports state that around 12:30 am today, Special Reserved Police Constable Jason Cyril John who is assigned to the Court and Process Branch, Port-of-Spain was on his way home at William Trace, Five Rivers, Arouca. 

He was speaking to his wife when she heard several loud explosions through the phone.

Soldier arrested for robbing, stabbing Chaguanas man

A member of the T&T Defense Force was arrested on Saturday morning for robbing and stabbing a Chaguanas man.

Police say the victim, a 24-year-old man of Mamoral Number 2 was in the vicinity of Champs Bar at Railway Road, Chaguanas when around 2.50 am a soldier attached to Camp Ogden, St James attacked the victim with a broken beer bottle stabbing him several times about his face and his right hand.

The soldier then proceeded to rob the victim of a cell phone and $460 in cash.

Police launch investigation into death of Carenage fisherman

An official police investigation has been launched into the death of 30-year-old fisherman Brian Smith and the police service is giving the assurance that there will be no cover-up of any wrong doing. 

According to autopsy results, Smith drowned but his relatives allege that several soldiers had a role to play in this death. 

CNC3 has been informed that Inspector Hospedales of the Carenage Police Station has been assigned to the case and over the next few days officers will be interviewing Smith's relatives, eyewitnesses and the soldiers allegedly involved.

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