The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force has confirmed that the suspect who was shot during the Policing operation in the early hours of Monday 11th April 2022, has died.
The man, whose identity the police have not release, was said to have died in hospital at about 8:15pm Monday.
The police said the the circumstances of the firearm’s discharge by the police officer during the police operation remains under investigation, stating that the probe was normal under such circumstances.
According to reports, at about 4:30a.m. the police carried out an operation at a location along Venetian Road, when they confronted a man, who sources say was wanted for serious crimes. During the confrontation, the man was hit by a single bullet discharged by one of the officers.
The police said the man was seriously injured and taken to hospital, where he was placed under police guard.