LAUREL V WILLIAMS
POLICE from Couva CID shot and killed a 19-year-old man on Sunday in a reported shootout at his home at Claxton Bay.
Dead is Fyzool Walters also called Roland of Lower Hilltop Road, off Mt Pleasant Road in Springvale.
Police said, shortly before 5 pm they went to Walters’ home in search of illegal weapons. They said on arrival they saw Walters with a gun outside the house.
On seeing them, Walters allegedly ran to the back of the house and began shooting in their direction.
They returned fire and later found the teenager with gunshot wounds nearby in some bushes.
Police said they retrieved an automatic gun with ammunition nearby.
Walters was taken to the Couva District Health Facility where he died shortly after arrival.
ASP Smith, Insp Bhagwandeen, Sgt Ali and other officers from the Central Division met relatives after the shooting.
An autopsy was expected to be done yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James. Only hours earlier on Sunday, Moruga police shot and killed Kevin Stafford of Tarodale, St Madeleine who, they said, shot and wounded 29-year-old Kevon Charles of Bois Jean Jean, Moruga.
Police said Stafford and Charles had an altercation at Basseterre Village, Moruga at about 7 am during which Stafford shot Charles in his leg.
Police, who were nearby, responded and chased Stafford. However, they said Stafford stopped and pointed a gun at them causing a policeman to shoot him dead.