A high-speed chase by lawmen, which reportedly began near the Grantley Adams International Airport, ended when the car they were in pursuit of overturned at Lower Greys in St. George.
There are unconfirmed reports that the car, occupied by two wanted men suspected of committing serious criminal offences, was stolen from outside a church.
When a team from Barbados TODAY turned up at the scene this afternoon, a large section of the Lower Greys Road was cordoned off, with only residents of the area being allowed beyond the tape.
Curious residents of the Lower Greys and Boarded Hall districts assembled at the scene exchanging views on the incident, while a heavy police presence prevented them from encroaching.
It was noteworthy that as the police secured the scene – with a police dog in tow, two members of the Barbados Defence Force arrived carrying high-powered guns.
Meanwhile, when contacted today, public relations officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force, Inspector David Welch, confirmed that lawmen were in pursuit of two suspicious men in a vehicle when their vehicle overturned.
Welch further stated that the two men exited the overturned car and pointed firearms at the police, but were shot by the lawmen and later taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance.
Welch stated that one of the men was on the most wanted list by police. He also disclosed that a high-powered sub-machine pistol was recovered. [email protected]