Cold 'Virus' linked to 15 murders ...Cops say wanted man killed even after leaving police station
... Cops say wanted man killed even after leaving police station
Rohan 'Virus' Stevens, Clarendon's most wanted man, who was shot and killed by police in Palmers Cross, Clarendon, yesterday, is alleged to have committed several murders in the parish, including one shortly after he left a police station where he had gone to report as a condition of his bail.
"He was a very cold individual," head of the Clarendon Police Senior Superintendent Fitz Bailey told THE STAR last night.
Bailey said that Stevens was linked to at least 15 murders committed in Clarendon between 2013 and 2016. He said that it was difficult to charge him for several of these cases because he intimidated and drove fear into people.
"He is a guy who reigned terror on people," Bailey said.
Despite the police claims that there was a shootout between police and Stevens, residents of Webb Lane in Palmers Cross said he was killed in cold blood.
Police reports are that about 5 a.m. yesterday, lawmen went to execute a warrant when they were fired upon resulting in the gunfire. After the shooting subsided Stevens was discovered with gunshot wounds. He was assisted to hospital where he later succumbed. One 9mm Glock pistol and ten 9mm rounds of ammunition were seized during the incident.
But he Stevens was only linked to numerous murders, Bailey said he was responsible for other acts of crime and violence, including shooting, robbery and extortion.
"The areas of Sandy Bay, Freetown and Palmers Cross will be safer place without him," Bailey said.
The Inspectorate of Constabulary and the Independent Commission of Investigations are currently investigating.