TWO men who had robbed a Rio Claro pensioner were shot by police officers in Mayaro on Friday night.
Kevon Charles, of Tableland, was killed and a 25-year-old man is a patient at the Intensive Care Unit of the Sangre Grande Hospital.
Police said it was around 7 p.m. the two men, one with a gun and the other with a knife, went to a house in Rio Claro where they robbed a man of several items.
They tied him up and escaped in his Nissan B14 car.
A report was made to the Rio Claro police and an all-points bulletin was released.
Officers led by Inspector Dodhai later intercepted the car during a roadblock at Mafeking Junction, Mayaro.
The driver attempted to escape when he saw the police but crashed into a parked vehicle.
Police said the men ran from the car, pointing a gun at officers. In an attempt to disarm them, the officers fired at the men.
Charles was pronounced dead on arrival at the Mayaro Health Facility while the other man, also of Tableland, was transferred to the Sangre Grande Hospital.
Police recovered a sawed-off shot-gun and three live cartridges at the scene.
All the stolen items were recovered.
In an unrelated incident in San Fernando, around 4.30 a.m. on Fri-
day, a 25-year-old mechanic and a 31-year-old woman, both of Thornhill Street, Cocoyea, were arrested after a search warrant executed at their home led to police finding a .45 pistol with two magazines and 12 rounds of ammunition hidden in a bag in a bedroom.
Road traffic exercises conducted by the ten stations in the Southern Division and co-ordinated by senior Superintendent Cecil Santana, ASP Mohammed, Inspector Gajadhar and other officers from Friday to yesterday morning led to 78 people being held.
Eight were arrested for narcotic offences and 14
for driving under the influence of alcohol. A total of 51 warrants were executed and 79 tickets were issued for traffic violations.
And police officers from the the La Brea Police Station found 356 grammes of cocaine in a bag hidden beneath the dashboard of a car after they intercepted the vehicle along the South-
ern Main Road in Rousillac, around 2 p.m. on Thursday. The driver, a 30-year-old labourer from Caroni, was arrested.
And during a 14-hour exercise in the Point Fortin area, between Thursday and Friday, co-ordinated by senior Superintendent Lewis, acting ASP Basdeo, Inspectors Jagroop and Harry and members of the Point Fortin Police Station and the South-Western Division Task Force, 20 people were arrested for narcotics offences and outstanding warrants.