21-year-old man shot dead by police in Santa Cruz


    A 21-year-old man was shot dead by police in Santa Cruz on Friday.

    Around 10:05pm, as police moved to execute a search warrant at a home on Moraldo Trace, they saw a man walking towards them with an object in hand.

    He allegedly pointed the object at the officers more than once and fired at them, causing the police to return fire.

    The suspect was shot several times and later pronounced dead at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

    He was subsequently identified as Antonio Matthews.

    The TTPS says a Beretta pistol with two rounds of ammunition and an extended magazine was recovered at the scene.