A MAN who was wanted in connection with several offences including attempted murder and firearm-related offences was shot and killed by police on Sunday evening.
The dead man has been identified as 22-year-old Derry "Monster" Dyette, of Bagatelle Extension, Febeau Village, San Juan.
Officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF) said over the past several days they had been receiving numerous complaints from residents regarding Dyette, describing him as "a pest in the area."
Police said at around midday they went to Bagatelle Extension with the intention of arresting Dyette but was greeted with gunfire.
After shooting at the officers, Dyette managed to escape through a track in the area.
Officers said they searched several houses in the area for close to four hours before they received a tip-off that Dyette was hiding out in a particular house.
When the officers entered the house they were again shot at by Dyette before they returned fire hitting him in the chest. No one else was in the house at the time, police said.
Police said they recovered a .38 revolver, which had one live round and five spent shells at the scene.
However, Dyette's mother, Lynette Dyette disputed the version given by the police saying that her son was not armed when he was killed.
Speaking to the Express at her home yesterday evening, the woman said her son had just finished taking a shower when he was alerted by people in the area that the police were searching for him.
She said, Dyette quickly wrapped a towel around him and attempted to flee the area but was shot in the lower back by the officers.
The woman said her son then attempted to hide from the officers in a house in the area.
"His sister was also there with him soaking up all of the blood and so on... Later on the police went into the house and shouted at him to drop the gun and his sister said 'what gun? He does not have any gun'," said the woman.
She said soon after, she heard a volley of shots fired and later saw the officers placing Dyette in the back of the police vehicle.
"When they went in he surrendered himself but they still shot him," she said.
The woman admitted that her son was wanted in connection with shooting at two women in the area, but insisted he was not armed when he was killed by the officers.
Assistant Superintendent Mahabir of the North Eastern Division is carrying out enquiries into the matter.