Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: One man who reportedly challenged members of a police patrol in a shootout in Sea View Gardens in Wednesday night, was fatally shot by the police and an illegal firearm taken from him.
The police have also reported that they are unable to release the name of the dead gunman at this time.
Reports by the police are that about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a team of officers were carrying out patrols along a section of Sea View drive.
It is further reported that the man was seen acting in a suspicious manner and he was approached. On seeing the lawmen approaching, he reportedly brandished a handgun and opened fire at the police.
The lawmen took evasive action and returned the fire, which resulted in the gunman being shot and killed. A 9mm semi-automatic pistol loaded with several live rounds was taken from him.
The deceased was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.