WATCH: Laventille residents protest alleged police shooting

An alleged police shooting in Laventille early on Monday has prompted protests in the community.

Officers of the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) went to the Basilon Street home of a man identified as Akile ‘Christmas’ James around 3am to arrest him when they were allegedly shot at, causing the lawmen to return fire.

Initial reports indicate the officers visited his home in connection with a recent high profile murder in the Port-of-Spain district.



Residents claim, however, that he was murdered while still in bed.

There are reports that crime scene investigators were also shot at when they visited the scene.


Protesters have since blocked off Observatory Street, Piccadilly Street, Calvary Hill and some others with used tires and burning rubbish.  

Source: Looptt