Man shot dead by police in Central

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A man was shot dead by police at Mungal Trace, Orange Field, Carapichaima, on Tuesday morning.

He has been identified as Rasheed Alexander, of Mungal trace.

According to reports, police officers were on mobile patrol along Mungal Trace around 2.45 am when they saw four men acting in a suspicious manner near a vehicle. As the lawmen approached, one man whipped out a gun and fired.

The police returned fire and one man was shot and wounded. That man, later identified as Alexander, was rushed to the Couva Health facility where he was pronounced dead. Police recovered a nine millimetre Beretta pistol on the scene.

Investigations are continuing.

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