Crime

A 38-year-old man was shot dead this morning in Arima.

The deceased has been identified as Allan Stoute.

It happened at about 7am along Mt Pleasant Road, Arima.

Stoute and a male relative had a confrontation.

During the confrontation Stoute armed himself with a cutlass.

He then approached the older man.

The man, who is a holder of a Firearms User License, drew his weapon.

He reportedly warned the younger man about approaching him.

However, Stoute allegedly disregarded the warning.

Fearful for his life, the older man shot at the 38-year-old.

Stoute was hit several times, and dropped the cutlass.

The police and emergency health services were notified and the injured man was rushed to the Arima Hospital.

However, he succumbed to his injuries.

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