Deputy Superintendent in charge of Portland, Rex Swearing, says the prime suspect involved in a series of crimes in the parish this week has been shot and killed.

The suspect, Adrian McDonald, was accused of being responsible for one murder, rape, burglary and shooting in Portland this week.

DSP Swearing says McDonald was killed last night.

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DSP Swearing says McDonald and another man Shayne Thomas were killed during a confrontation with the Police.

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The other two men reportedly escaped during the incident. The Police say an illegal 9-milli-meter pistol was taken from the crime scene.

The matter has been reported to the Inspectorate of the Constabulary and INDECOM.