An 18 year old boy was shot dead in Fyzabad by police on Saturday.
According to reports the shooting occurred shortly after he allegedly robbed two pensioners in Santa Flora.
He has been identified as Andel Jerome Thomas, of Robert Hill, Fyzabad.
Police indicate that Thomas, and a 17-year-old suspect, went to Daily Road at the home of Yuric Duncan, 75, and his 74-year-old wife, at around 1.30 p.m. and held up the couple.
The thieves allegedly tied up the elderly couple and ransacked the house, grabbing jewelry and cash before escaping in the couple’s Mitsubishi Lancer.
Duncan and his wife were eventually able to free themselves before alerting the Fyzabad police, who responded to the call
Police officers allegedly found the thieves at a house in Forest Reserve.
While the 17-year-old suspect was held in the house, Thomas failed to surrender and shot at police officers who returned fire leading to Thomas’ death.
An autopsy is expected to be performed on his today at the Forensic Sciences Centre, Federation Park.