A MAN died in a gunfire exchange with police during a weekend when nine persons were arrested for being in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
The police-involved shooting occurred shortly before 2am on Saturday, August 17, at Allan Drive, off Carmichael Road.
According to police reports, officers were on patrol in Carmichael when they heard a barrage of gunshots coming from the area of Allan Drive.
The officers responded and saw a young man among a group of people at a party with a handgun in his hand.
The young man reportedly opened fire on the officers, an exchange of gun fire erupted, resulting in the young man being fatally shot by police.
A handgun and
ammunition was recovered from the man following the shooting.
His identity, however, was not available up to press time. Police are actively investigating the matter.
Police also made a series of firearm arrests over the weekend.
On Thursday, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at a home in Pastel Gardens, where they found two handguns and a quantity of ammunition.
A 21-year old woman and a 19-year old boy were arrested as a result of the search.
Then on Friday, around 1:15am, the Selective Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at a Kemp Road business where they found a handgun with a quantity of ammunition.
The three suspects, a 29-year-old woman and two males, ages 25 and 17, were subsequently arrested and taken into custody.
On the same day, officers from the SET arrested a 16-year-old boy while on patrol on Baillou Hill Road.
They observed the boy acting suspiciously. They searched him and found a handgun with a quantity of ammunition in his possession.
And on Saturday, around 2.35am, the Mobile Division acted on intelligence and stopped a 2001 Hyundai Accent vehicle, with four occupants in the Carmichael Road area.
A search of the vehicle was conducted by the officers and a handgun with a quantity of ammunition was uncovered.
Three men, ages 30, 24 and 23, with a 20-year-old woman, were taken into custody.
All of these incidents are under investigations.