Two of the country’s most wanted men have been shot dead by the Police in the past 24-hours.

In one of the incidents which occurred this morning, Debroy Vernon was killed during a gun fight in Parry Town, St. Ann.

Vernon, who’s otherwise known as Peboo is from the Mansfield area of Ocho Rios, St. Ann.

A Policeman, who took part in the operation, is in hospital this afternoon nursing gunshot wounds.

Head of the JCF’s Corporate Communication Unit, CCU, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay says Vernon was wanted for murders committed across two parishes.

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Superintendent Lindsay says several attempts were made to apprehend Vernon.

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And in the second incident which reportedly happened yesterday afternoon, Omar Creary, was killed during what the Police say was an exchange of gunfire.

A pistol and several rounds were reportedly taken from him. Creary was killed in Mount James district in the hills of St. Andrew.

Superintendent Lindsay says Creary had escaped custody. He had been on the run since since 2013.

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