A man was pronounced dead on the scene at Storey Gap, Codrington Hill, St Michael, after a confrontation with the Barbados Police Service.
A media release said the victim, whose name has not been released, was the subject of an investigation into several serious matters.
Personnel from District A Police Station were called around 11:10 a.m. to a matter in the same district where the man was seen and identified walking along the same road. When lawmen attempted to arrest him, he resisted, ran away and they gave chase on foot.
The release stated: “The chase ended at a residence several metres away, where the suspect armed himself with a piece of wood. He attacked the police officers, injuring a female officer who was struck to the right side of her head.”
It continued: “During the melee, the police fired shots in an effort to defend themselves and to stop the threat.”
The Emergency Ambulance Service was summoned to the scene, but there was no sign of life. A medical doctor later pronounced the man dead.
The female officer was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical attention.
Investigations are continuing. (PR/SAT)