An alleged shoot-out with police on Thursday night in San Rafael has left one man dead.
The dead man had not been identified by his real name up to last night.
He is only known by investigators by his nickname — “Son Son”.
He is said to be from Malabar.
This is the 16th police-involved killing for the year.
Police said around 8 p.m. they responded to a report of a robbery at a supermarket in the Arima district. The suspects had escaped in a white Honda Civic.
An all-points-bulletin was issued and a patrol unit came across a vehicle and occupants which matched the descriptions given in Brazil Village.
The officers attempted to intercept the car and claimed the men opened fire on them.
The officers returned fire.
During the fracas, three suspects escape the scene.
One man was found in the car bleeding from multiple injuries.
He was rushed for medical treatment at the Arima District Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. The vehicle was examined by crime scene investigators and removed from the scene.
It is currently being housed at the Maloney Police Station.
Two firearms were found in the car, police said.
One of the suspects surrendered to the La Horquetta police in the presence of his mother yesterday morning.
Police are still searching for the other two suspects who fled the scene.