Hitman killed by cops - Man wanted for eight murders cut down by police
An alleged contract killer, Ashado McFarlane, was cut down by police following a shoot-out in the Duncan's Pen area of St Catherine on Monday night.
Police said that McFarlane, who also goes by the name Boysie, was wanted in connection with eight murders committed this year in the Linstead, Bog Walk and Riversdale communities in St Catherine.
Additionally, police said that he was wanted in connection with one murder in Ocho Rios, St Ann, and is a person of interest in two other murders.
McFarlane was also wanted by the St Ann police in connection with four cases of wounding with intent, shooting with intent and several robberies in Ocho Rios.
Intelligence and technologies
Cops said that they relied on a combination of intelligence and technologies to carry out Monday night's operations.
According to the lawmen, the operation was carried out in relation to the kidnapping and suspected murder of 29-year-old restaurant supervisor, Kenroy McPherson.
The Corporate Communications Unit of the police force said that during the operation, a team from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch moved to intercept a white Toyota Fielder in which three men were travelling. Upon seeing the police, the men reportedly engaged them in a shoot-out.
Two men, McFarlane and Jahmeele Omar Smith, otherwise called Blackman, were shot and killed. The third man escaped. The police said that a Remington 12-Gauge shotgun was seized.
McFarlane was linked to:
1. Murder of Millicent Fisher Gunn in Linstead, St Catherine.
2. Murder of David Drummond in Palm district, Treadway, Linstead, St Catherine.
3. Murder of Clifton Green at Water Course district, Riversdale, St Catherine.
4. Murder of Steve Brown at Orangefield district, Linstead, St Catherine.
5. Murder of Renaldo Williams at Orangefield district, Linstead, St Catherine.
6. Murder of Yashawn Isaacs at Swamp Lane, Big Walk, St Catherine.
7. Murder of Roshane Chambers at Venecia Lane, Bog Walk, St Catherine.
8. Murder of Dalvin' Stalky' Alexander at Apple Avenue, Mansfield Heights, Ocho Rios, St Ann.
9. Disappearance of Kenroy McPherson, who is now believed to be dead.
10. Person of interest in relation to the murder of Rashawn Mahado committed at Mansfield Heights, Ocho Rios, St Ann.
11. Person of interest in relation to the murder of Jamal Barker committed at Fern Grove, Ocho Rios, S t Ann.