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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.


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TO compose a winning Panorama tune is a dream come true, says soca star Nailah Blackman.

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GOOD morning, Carnival 2020!

Trinidad and Tobago will today open the gates on the Greatest Show on Earth, with thousands of revellers hitting the streets for two days of masquerading that will showcase traditional local “ole mas”, as well as modern costumery.

YET another woman has been murdered after she was shot dead at her Valencia home yesterday morning.

UNDER overcast skies and a drizzle, San Fernando Kiddies’ Carnival kicked off at midday yesterday, with the eager and enthusiastic young masqueraders dancing in the streets.