One man was killed during a police-involved shooting incident and high-speed chase in the North Eastern Division yesterday. According to a media statement issued by the TTPS, officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Motorcycle Section were on mobile patrol at around 4:10pm, on Friday when they had cause to intercept a white Nissan B- 12 motor vehicle with a male driver in the San Juan district.
As one of the officers approached the vehicle, the driver allegedly shot at him. The officer in accordance with the Use of Force Policy, discharged his service pistol in the direction of the gunman. The media statement explained that the vehicle then drove off and the officers gave chase.
It went on to explain that as the vehicle proceeded west along the Eastern Main Road (EMR), officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force observed what was taking place and attempted to intercept the vehicle. However, the vehicle allegedly accelerated in the direction of one of the officers who shot at it in accordance with the Use of Force Policy.
The vehicle continued proceeding along the EMR at a high rate of speed, until it collided with another vehicle along 3rd Avenue and 1st Street, Barataria. The suspect who was suffering from gunshot wounds was detained and taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for treatment where he later died. He has since been identified as Anton Grant, 30, of Maracas, St.