A police inspector diagnosed with cancer died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as 54-year-old Ronald John.
At around 12.50 p.m., officers of Arouca police station received a report of an explosion in the vicinity of Third Street East, Delmarre Avenue.
They found John’s body with a gunshot wound to his head, and a gun at his side.
John was last attached to Barataria police station.
Relatives said he had been ailing for some time.
An autopsy has been ordered to confirm the cause of death.
In a statement on Sunday, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith expressed his condolences to the family of Insp Ronald John during this time of their bereavement.
The Commissioner said he noted many negative comments being made and a letter being circulated via social media.
“This is having a very profoundly traumatic and negative effect on his wife and children, his extended family and colleagues.”
Griffith asked that people refrain from posting negative comments and pictures on social media at this time and allow the family their time to grieve and deal with the loss of their loved one with dignity and peace.