A Portmore-based gang leader was shot and killed during a confrontation with the police in St Catherine yesterday.
The man, who was wanted by the police, has been identified as 20-year-old Demar Montaque also called Eddie of Gregory Park in Portmore.
The Police say he’s the leader of the Waterford-based Compound gang.
Head of Operations for the St. Catherine South Police, Superintendent Leighton Gray, says Montaque was a suspect in a murder being investigated by the police.
Superintendent Gray says two firearms were seized after the exchange of gunfire with the dead gangster.
Superintendent Gray says a curfew imposed in Waterford remains in effect until this evening. He also described the the community as a ‘hotspot’ for criminal activity.