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Three shoot-out suspects arrested

PORT OF SPAIN — Detectives from the Arima Criminal Investigations Department recovered two handguns, a shotgun and four shotgun cartridges on Tuesday after being involved in a shoot-out with a carload of gunmen.

It was the first of two shoot-outs involving police in less than 13 hours.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Arima CID officers were on mobile patrol in Samaroo Village, Arima, when they observed a car with four occupants acting suspiciously.

The officers attempted to intercept the vehicle when the occupants opened fire on them.

The officers returned fire. The driver of the car crashed the car in a ditch.

Three of the car’s occupants were arrested while the fourth escaped.

One of the suspects, a 25-year-old man from Thomasos Terrace, Sherwood Park, Arima, was injured in the shoot-out and was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope where he is detained under police guard.

The two other men are a 23-year-old from Mendez Drive in Champs Fleurs and a 26-year-old from Olton Road in Arima.

The officers were also able to recover three firearms, two semi-automatic pistols and a shotgun, together with four 12-gauge cartridges. (Express)

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