Three of four alleged gunmen who challenged members of a police party in a shootout, in Kilmarnock area of St Elizabeth, were shot and killed, on Thursday night, April 22.
The police have not yet released the identities of the slain gunmen.
Reports by the St Elizabeth police are that about 11:00 pm, on Thursday night, the men reportedly held up a motorist and robbed him of his Toyota Axio motor car, cash, and other valuables.
The gunmen escaped in the stolen vehicle, followed by which a report was made to the police.
A motor vehicle fitting the description was seen in a community called Bronte Common, situated on the border of Westmoreland and St Elizabeth, and the police rushed to the location.
Upon arrival, the lawmen intercepted the vehicle along the roadway, and the gunmen fired upon the police party.
The fire was returned, and three of the alleged gunmen were later found suffering from gunshot wounds.
A fourth man escaped in bushes, but he was later captured at another section of the community. One Illegal firearm was also seized during the operation.