Police officer killed in robbery gone wrong

Police officer Dale Mayers.
Police officer Dale Mayers.

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A police officer has died after he was shot during what appears to be a botched robbery.

Dale Mayers was liming at a bar in Longdenville, Chaguanas with two friends on the night of May 13 when a man entered and announced a hold-up.

Mayers drew his licensed firearm and shot at the man.

The gunman shot back, wounding Mayers.

Mayers, who was last assigned to the Arima Police Station, was taken to hospital. where he died while being treated.

Police held the gunman that night after he went to the Port of Spain General Hospital.


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