Man fatally shot by police in Santa Cruz

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    Police have shot and killed a man in Santa Cruz.

    Around 5:25pm on December 1st, patrol officers received information that a known repeat firearm offender was armed with a gun in a track off River Road, Bourg Mulatresse.

    When they got to the scene, they followed the suspect, Akiel Ayers, as he retreated into a concrete structure.

    While he initially complied with instructions to keep his hands in the air, he allegedly grabbed a firearm that lay on a nearby bed.

    The officers became fearful for their lives and, in keeping with the TTPS Use of Force Policy, each discharged one round of ammunition from their service weapons.

    The injured man was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Complex where he was pronounced dead on arrival.