A suspected car thief was killed during a shootout with police in Tacarigua yesterday. Another suspect remains on the run. The victim has been identified as Lorenzo Mc Leod, 31, of Saddle Road, Santa Cruz.
According to reports, a man parked his car in the garage of his St Michael’s Road home at 8.15 pm on Tuesday and went to bed. When he got up at about 1.40 am yesterday, he saw two men pushing his purple B15 car out of the garage.
They later drove off in the car while the victim telephones police.
Minutes later, the police intercepted the car along St Michael’s Road and a shootout ensued. McLeod who was shot several times, was taken to the Arima District Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 3.20 am. A revolver was recovered at the scene. McLeod’s body was sent to the Forensic Science Centre in St James for autopsy. Investigations are continuing.