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MANHUNT ON: One man dead, escapee from Hunts Bay injured in shootout

One man was shot dead and another said to be one of the persons who escaped from Hunts Bay lockup, was injured during a police operation in Riverton City, St Andrew on Tuesday.

Reports are that team of officers went to the St Andrew based community to carry out a search for wanted men when a shootout ensued.

At the end of the standoff one man, who is yet to been identified, was fatally shot, police said.

Police said Rojay Gaynor otherwise called Screechy, of Varma Road, Kingston 11, who was charged with robbery and breaches of the Anti-gang legislation, was the other person, who was shot and injured.

Reports are that he managed to escape from the community after the shootout and is now the target of a massive manhunt.

Gaynor was one of eight men who escaped from the lock-up on Sunday.

Information is that a COVID-19 prevention sanitisation exercise was being done at a section of the lock-ups between 9 am and 3 pm. As a result of the exercise, the prisoners were moved to a temporary holding area at the facility.

At the end of the exercise, it was discovered that eight prisoners had breached a section of the holding area and escaped.

Since then escapee, Leroy Burrell, was shot dead by police in the mangroves near the Portmore Toll Plaza.

Another man Maldine Lemmon, otherwise called ‘Mallo’, was apprehended on Monday afternoon.

Lemmon, of Espute Avenue, Kingston 13 and Bob Marley Boulevard in Kingston 2, was being held for one count of murder. The circumstances around his recapture are not clear at the moment.

The police said another escapee, Ricardo Johnson, was on Sunday brought in by his attorney and his mother.

The other persons who remain on the run are:

Eighteen-year-old Shavar Smith, otherwise called ‘Boy Boy’, of Crescent Road, Kingston, who was being held for one count of murder.

Thirty-one-year-old Michael Ellis of Ramsey Road, Kingston 13 and New Green District in Manchester, who was charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and robbery.

Thirty-one-year-old Nicholas Petrie, otherwise called ‘Nico’ or ‘Game Cock’, of Sea Breeze, Bournemouth Gardens, Kingston 2 and Kent Lane, Franklyn Town, Kingston 16, who was in custody for murder, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, housebreaking and rape.

Twenty-three-year-old Kenouir Holness, otherwise called ‘Oliver’ or ‘Grimmy’, of Waltham Park Road, Kingston 11.