Guns and drugs1 (1)Attempted arson, possession of firearm and ammunition and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm are some of the charges to be laid against two former Special Force officers attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment.

Reports are around 4; 45am today occupants of a house at Nagee Road, Princess Town was awaken by the smell of gasoline.

One of three occupants who were in the house, Judah Jackson, who came out to check was shot on the upper part of his left leg.

The police were notified of the incident.

The perpetrators left the scene in two vehicles.

An all-points bulletin was sent out and officers of the Central Division, Highway Patrol and the Southern Division responded.

Around 6:30am one of the vehicles was intercepted at Monroe Road flyover and two occupant’s identified as Devon Edwards and Stephen Douglas were arrested.

Acting Police Commissioner, Harold Phillip, speaking at a media conference at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair this afternoon outlined the type of weapons and ammunition found.

Harold Phillip

Acting Police Commissioner, Harold Phillip

Chief of Defense Staff, Brigadier General, Rodney Smart, who also spoke at the media briefing, gave details as to why the two former soldiers were dishonorably discharged from the regiment.