A POLICE constable was shot in the left foot on Tuesday night when his firearm accidentally went off while on patrol.

The incident took place about 8.20 p.m. during a routine police patrol along Don Miguel Road, San Juan.

The Express was told that the officer, who is attached to the North Eastern Division Task Force, was in the front passenger seat of a marked police vehicle when the sling of his MP5 sub-machine gun got caught in the hand-brake lever.

While attempting to dislodge the sling, the constable said his finger became depressed upon the trigger of the gun, causing the weapon to fire one round of 9mm ammunition.

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This resulted in the officer being shot on the left foot.

His colleagues secured the weapon.

The officer was taken to the Mount Hope Medical Sciences Complex for treatment.


One man is dead following a confrontation with police yesterday evening. While up to press time last night details were still coming in, the Express was reliably informed that the incident took place at about 5 p.m. at Maturita Extension, Arima.

GERONTOLOGIST and former director of the Division of Ageing of the Ministry of Social Development Dr Jennifer Rouse is concerned that families are shuffling their elderly relatives into homes without checking to ensure proper care is being provided.

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 21-year-old Kesha Daniella Darlington. Darlington, of Longden Street, Arima, was last seen at Jenny’s Bar located near her home about 11 a.m. on Monday.