A twenty-two-year-old man was shot dead in the early hours of Saturday morning during an incident at a club in Laborie.
The deceased has been identified as Eric Thomas of Eucalyptus Avenue, Laborie.
It is alleged that the deceased was inside the club with a firearm and assaulted an officer who attempted to disarm him.
Other officers present eventually intervened, and there was an exchange of gunfire.
Thomas was later pronounced dead and it is reported that a 9 mm pistol was in his possession.
Two other men believed to have accompanied him sustained injuries.
The Vieux Fort fire station said it responded after receiving a distress call at about 1:16 am.
This story is a developing one, and there are no further details at present.
Headline photo: Eric Thomas – Deceased