He has been identified as Tony Romario Barrett, 22-year-old, laborer of Catherine Hall.
Reports by the Freeport police are that shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, a team of officers carried out an operation at sections of Catherine Hall Community, in search of a wanted man known as “Bull”.
The police further stated that upon reaching the vicinity of the Catherine Hall round-about, they saw Barrett and two men walking along the roadway. Upon seeing the lawmen approaching, the men brandished handguns and challenged the police in a shootout.
The police say during the exchange of gunfire Barrett was shot and killed. A single action Browning pistol along with several rounds of ammunition was taken from him.
On Monday angry residents of Catherine Hall took to the streets of the community and protested over what they say is the cold-blooded shooting of the young man.
According to the residents, the victim was no gunman and he did not confront the police in any shootout, neither was any illegal weapon taken from him.
The residents mounted several roadblocks leading in and out of the community and staged a fiery protest which lasted several hours.