One of the eight prisoners who escaped from the Hunts Bay Police lock up in St. Andrew has been killed by the Police.

He has been identified as 24 year old Leroy Burrell otherwise called ‘Caliber’ or ‘Thickman’.

Burrell was killed this morning during a confrontation with the Police.

The Constabulary’s Corporate Communication’s Unit says a firearm has been seized.

Burrell was in custody for several offences.

He was charged with Murder, Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition and Robbery  with Aggravation.

Meanwhile, six other prisoners remain at large after one of them turned himself into the Police accompanied by his mother and attorney last evening.

They are 18-year-old Shavar Smith otherwise called ‘Boy Boy’, of Crescent Road, Kingston who was being held for one count of murder and 25-year-old Maldine Lemmon otherwise called ‘Mallo’, of Espute Avenue, Kingston 13 and Bob Marley Boulevard in Kingston 2, who was being held for one count of murder.

The Police are also seeking to find 31-year-old Michael Ellis of Ramsey Road, Kingston 13 and New Green District in Manchesterwho was charged for the offence of Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition and Robbery.

Another escapee is 31-year-old Nicholas Petrie otherwise called ‘Nico’ 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, House Break-in and Rape. 

The other two men are 23-year-old Rojae Gaynor otherwise called ‘Screechy’, of Varma Road, Kingston 11 who was charged with Robbery and breaches of the Anti-gang Legislation and 23-year-old Kenouir Holness otherwise called ‘Oliver’ or ‘Grimmy’, of Waltham Park Road, Kingston 11. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these escapees is being asked to contact the Hunts Bay Police at 876-948-6443, Police 119, Crime Stop at 311 or the nearest Police Station.