One man was detained following a police operation at Deacons Farm, St Michael earlier today.
Barbados TODAY understands that police were executing a search warrant at a house when a man attempted to escape.
During the incident gunshots were fired, but no one was injured.
The man was subsequently apprehended but irate residents vented their disapproval and additional police officers were called to the scene.
Police reportedly recovered a firearm during the exercise.
Investigations are continuing.