(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A well-known gang member from Central was fatally shot by police on Wednesday during a high-speed chase along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway.
According to a police report, at about 4 pm police officers, who were conducting enquiries in the Preysal area, spotted Keon Moore driving a car. Police said Moore was wanted man
The report stated that the officers attempted to stop Moore but he drove off and entered the highway heading south.
The police gave chase and were allegedly shot at in the vicinity of the Children’s Hospital. The officers returned fire, causing Moore to lose control of the vehicle, which crashed into the median cables.
Moore, who was shot several times, was taken to the Couva District Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police said Moore, who was well-known to them as a gang member of the Unruly Isis gang, was wanted in connection for several shootings, woundings and robberies in the Central Division.
Police officers said a 9mm Glock pistol and ammunition were recovered at the scene.
However, close relatives of Moore claimed that police officers had marked him for death and believed that it was impossible for him to shoot at the police while driving.
Asked why he was marked for death, a relative, who wished not to be identified, said: “Other people wanted him dead and we believe that police who are (alleged) friends from the other side wipe him out. They have their reasons, yes, but justice will come.”
Investigations are continuing.