Teenager shot dead in altercation with police

An 18-year-old man has been shot and killed during an altercation with police.

According to police reports, around 2 am, officers of the Port-of-Spain division and the Inter-Agency Task Force were executing search warrants in the vicinity of the Picton Housing Development, off Picton Road, Laventille.

During the exercise, the officers were confronted by Shane Fraser and there was an exchange of gunfire, during which Fraser was hit several times about the body.

He was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries sometime later.

A loaded firearm was allegedly recovered at the scene.

 

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