The reign of terror perpetrated by Christopher ‘Dawg Paw’ Linton over sections of the corporate area has come to an end.
The feared gang leader was killed by the police in St. Andrew on Monday.
Linton was the leader of the Dawg Paw gang which operates in sections of Eastern St. Andrew.
Abka Fitz-Henley reports on the killing of the reputed thug by the police this on Monday afternoon.
The police say acting on information just before 2:00 this afternoon they intercepted a motor vehicle in which Linton was a passenger in Elletson flats, Eastern St. Andrew.
According to the police, the driver of the vehicle was told to stop, but Linton alighted from the vehicle and opened fire on them.
The police say during an exchange of gunfire, Linton was shot.
He was carried to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Deputy Police Commissioner of Crime is Fitz Bailey.
For several years, Christopher ‘Dog Paw’ Linton was among the country’s most feared gangsters.
Linton has often denied during interviews with the media that he’s a gunman or gang leader.
However, police intelligence say Linton and his gang have orchestrated scores of murders and hundreds of shootings in Jamaica.
Their stomping ground included August Town, Bedward Gardens, Kintyre and Tavern in St. Andrew.
Linton was convicted in in 2013 and sentenced to 15 years in prison for illegal possession of firearm and 15 years for shooting with intent.
However, in April this year that conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeal in Jamaica, leading to much fanfare among his supporters.
Since his conviction was overturned Linton has been involved in a bitter feud with a convicted gangster known as Momo.
The men feuded over control of turf and even shoes.
A voice note of an angry Linton, referring to himself as the Don and lashing out as the feud intensified, was leaked into the public domain a few weeks ago.
Over the past few weeks, Linton, who’s known by his associates and enemies, as ‘the animal’ was also allegedly involved in feuding with gangsters who had attempted to take control of the streets during the time of his incarceration.
That feuding led to gang warfare in sections of Eastern St. Andrew which are increasingly tense this afternoon since Nationwide News disclosed to the country that Linton had been cut down by the police.
It’s understood that police, in particular those operating in St. Andrew and its environs have been advised to be on high alert, following the killing of Linton.