Information received led officers to Best Buy store situated on Bridge Street, Castries.
The Officers proceeded to the said store gaining access through an opening on the roof. Once inside they encountered the burglar who wielded an object and launched an attack on them. Being armed, the lead officer discharged one round to the lower extremities of the attacker hitting him on the left leg.
The burglar was later identified as Lane Labadie of Mary Ann Street, Castries.
He was taken to Victoria Hospital where he was treated but succumbed to his injury.
A post mortem examination is scheduled for a later date.
An investigation into the matter is ongoing.