PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – One of the police officers involved in a shootout in the car park of a mall last week has died, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has confirmed.
In a message via twitter, the TTPS said that Sgt Darryl Honore died late Sunday night at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, “several days after sustaining gunshot injuries in a shooting incident at Grand Bazaar” mall”. The other police officer has since been discharged from the hospital
The police have launched an investigation into the shooting incident in which two police officers were captured on video shooting at each other in an apparent love triangle.
A police statement said that Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams had appointed a senior police officer to probe the incident with oversight by the Professional Standards Bureau.
The incident last Wednesday night at the mall, just on the outskirts of the capital, resulted in both officers being wounded
The video showed the two police officers shooting at each other as people scampered for cover at the mall.
President of the Police Social and Welfare Association (PSWA), Inspector Michael Seales said the incident had damaged the police force amid a public outcry for the officers involved to be arrested and charged.
“It has already taken its negative connotation….I think the damage has already been done and it’s going to take considerable time for us to really get back on our footing where we can restore our image.
“One of the officers was discharged …while the other remains warded,” Seales added. – CMC