Gunman Fatally Shot, Illegal Firearm Seized in Spanish Town

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Jamaica Crime News, St Catherine: One man who reportedly challenged members of the security forces in a shootout, was shot and killed, and an illegal firearm taken from him on Wednesday morning, October 17.

The dead gunman has been identified as Garth Thomas,  35-year-old unemployed of Ackles Hill in Kitson Town, St. Catherine.

Reports by the police are that about 10:45 a.m., a team of officers attached to the Spanish Town Police, were carrying out patrols duties along a section of Ackles Hill Main Road when they saw Thomas.

On seeing the police approaching, Thomas brandished a handgun and opened fire on the lawmen.

The fire was returned and during the exchange of gunfire, Thomas was shot and killed.

A 9mm semi-automatic pistol, loaded with two live rounds was taken from him.

The Inspectorate of Constabulary and a team attached to INDECOM are now probing this latest fatal shooting.

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