A manhunt is in progress for a prisoner who escaped from a cell at the Scarborough Police Station over the weekend.
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Cop kills ‘Mexican’ in failed robbery
A Maloney man was killed and his neighbour and accomplice injured yesterday morning, after they attempted to rob a maxi-taxi driver who is also a police officer.
According to police, around 12.30 am Constable Bissessar was driving his red band maxi-taxi east along the Priority Bus Route when he was stopped by the two men at the Maloney traffic lights.
Minutes after boarding the maxi, one of the two men pulled out a gun and began demanding cash and valuables from those in the maxi.
However, Bissessar pulled out his service weapon and opened fire on the men. Both men ran out the vehicle and collapsed at the side of the road.
After dropping his passengers off at the Maloney Police Station, the officer returned to the scene where one of the two men, identified only as “Mexican” and “Elisha,” had already died. His accomplice was later taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, where he is was warded in serious condition.
Yesterday marked the second consecutive day police had killed a robbery suspect moments after they committed an illegal act.
On Tuesday afternoon, former Special Reserve Police officer Leon Johnson, of Felicity, was killed after robbing and murdering business owner Hanipha “Lucky” Bedassie at her mini mart at the corner of Huggins Street and the Chaguanas Main Road.
Yesterday, social media users praised police for their “good work.”