The Mandeville Police has arrested and charged one man with several offences after a foiled robbery attempt and a shootout with the Police in Comfort District in the parish on New Years Eve.

Charged is 20-year-old Tyrese Smile otherwise called ‘Cuz’, ‘Swible’ or ‘Baps’ Construction Worker of Heartease District, Mandeville Manchester. He was charged with Assault with Intent to Rob, Assault at Common Law, Non-fatal shooting of male suspect and Unauthorized Possession of Firearm and Ammunition.


Reports are that about 3:45 p.m., Smile and a man drove to a mini mart in the mentioned area when an argument developed with another man and a tussle ensued. Officers who were on patrol saw what was happening and attempted to intervened, when they Smile opened gunfire at them.

Smile and his accomplice escaped. Soon after the Police received information that Smile was being treat at the hospital for gunshot injuries. He was accosted and gave lawmen information on the whereabouts of the firearm.

One Glock 17 9mm pistol with a magazine containing seventeen 9mm rounds was recovered. He was subsequently arrested and charged.

His court dated is being finalized.