A reputed leader of the notorious Spanish Town-based Klansman gang was shot and killed by police on Friday evening.

Dead is Sheldon Walters, otherwise known as ‘Termite’.

The St. Catherine North police are keeping a close watch on sections of Spanish Town as presumed supporters of Walters have mounted roadblocks using old iron and wooden debris in protest of his killing by the police on Friday evening.

Pictures of burning debris along a roadway have also been making the rounds on social media.

Nationwide News spoke with head of the constabulary’s Corporate Communication Unit, CCU, Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay.

The threat level against the police in the area is being carefully monitored.

Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, Head of CCU.

The Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM is investigating the killing.

Walters was reportedly killed in an altercation with the St Catherine North police.

He was reputedly a top lieutenant of convicted leader of One Don faction of the Klansman gang, Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan.

Reports indicate that he stepped into the leadership void that was created by Bryan’s subsequent incarceration and conviction.

Walters was reportedly killed in the Top Banks community in Spanish Town. The area is considered to be among his strongholds.

Walters has a long criminal history stretching over a decade.

During the Klansman trials, a police investigator named Walters as a top lieutenant in the gang while giving evidence in court.

Walters himself was dragged before the court in 2016 to answer to gun and ammunition charges.

The JCF has made a push to dismantle the Klansman gang in recent years.

In 2021, 33 members of the One Don faction of the gang were put on trial. Fifteen were convicted of being a part of the gang, including Bryan.

In March this year, the police struck another faction of the gang, when 23 members of the alleged Tesha Miller faction of the gang were indicted.

Meanwhile, a medical doctor was also arrested this week as part of the police crackdown on the gang, which they say operated in almost half of Jamaica and contributed to more than 800 murders.