Nationwide News understands that the Police have seized a BMW sports utility vehicle which belongs to a man who rented an apartment in which reputed gangster, Nico Samuels, was killed on the weekend.
Samuels is otherwise known as Bowza. He was one of the country’s most wanted men. Samuels was killed when he and the security forces were involved in a tense gunfight on Saturday afternoon. The confrontation took place at a two-storey house in Ironshore, St. James.
Police investigations reveal that the BMW which had been parked at the complex belongs to a man who’d rented an apartment in the building.
Investigators are trying to locate the man who’s known to frequent some entertainment events in Montego Bay.
The Police are interested in speaking to the man to find out the circumstances in which Samuels obtained access to the apartment which he had rented.
ACP Elan Powell, JCF Commander for the State of Emergency in St James, told Nationwide News the police were fired on as they approached the house where Bowza was. He says they were unable at first to determine how many people were firing and how many people unconnected to the gangster were in the house.
ACP Powell also says the threat was real and that the wanted man moved from one window to the next firing on members of the security forces who had to be cautious.
Two Policemen were reportedly shot and injured during the confrontation. The Policemen are in hospital recovering.
The Police believe Samuels was responsible for at least eight murders in St. James.
He was a member of the Ski Mask Gang which operated in Barrett Town in the parish.
Two illegal guns and several rounds of ammunition were seized by members of the security forces at the apartment in which Samuels was killed.