According to police reports, around 2:30 am, the officer was at a bar at Indian Walk, Moruga when he was approached by two men identified as Miguel Rodriguez and his brother Saran Thomas, who began beating him.
The officer was said to have shot both men in an attempt to defend himself.
The siblings were rushed to hospital where Rodriguez was pronounced dead.
Thomas is said to be in a stable condition.
However, their relatives are painting a different picture of the incident. They claim Rodriguez mistook the police officer’s car for his friend’s vehicle and attempted to get inside. The said he began banging one of the vehicle’s windows when he couldn’t and it was at that point an altercation ensued between Rodriguez and some police officers.
Relatives say Rodriguez was shot eight times. Investigations into the incident are continuing.