TRINIDAD :Cops in love triangle shootout

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – “You make me loss my wife and my house and I ain’t taking that tonight”

Those were the words a police sergeant whispered to his colleague before opening fire on Wednesday night.

According to a police report, the sergeant had followed the officer and a woman to Ruby Tuesday restaurant, Grand Bazaar.

The couple entered the restaurant at around 9.30pm and stayed five minutes before returning to the ground floor.

The officer and his female companion were exiting the building when the sergeant made the remark in a hushed voice, police said.

The sergeant attached to Central Division then pulled out a firearm and pointed it in the direction of the couple.

The corporal, attached to the Inter-Agency Task Force, also drew his service revolver and there was an exchange of gunfire.

Security guards at the restaurant pulled the woman out of danger.

Police said the men began running through the mall car park firing shots at each other.

The scene was processed by Crime Scene personnel, who recovered 28 spent 9mm shells, one projectile, a pair of slippers, a pair of sunglasses, and they also took swabs of a blood from across the car park.

The men were taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in serious condition.

Police also seized two pistols, three magazines and twelve rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Further investigation revealed that the incident stemmed from a possible love triangle.

Acting police commissioner Stephen Williams has ordered an investigation into the incident.

The Professional Standards Bureau is in charge of the investigation.

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