One of the escapees from the Hunts Bay Police lock up is now being treated as ‘armed and dangerous’ by the police.

The escapee is 23-year-old Rojae Gaynor otherwise called ‘Screechy’.

Gaynor was involved in a shoot out with the Police this morning in the Riverton City community in St. Andrew.

One of his accomplices was fatally shot during the confrontation, after Police attempted to apprehend him.

He reportedly escaped, but is believed to be injured.

Gaynor who is of a Varma Road address in Kingston 11 was charged with Robbery and breaches of the Anti-gang Legislation.

He escaped custody on Sunday with 8 others.

One of them Leroy Burrell was killed yesterday in a confrontation with the Police in St. Catherine.

Another turned himself in, in the company of his mother and lawyer.

The Police say two others have also since turned themselves in.

Four others remain at large.

The Police are urging them to turn themselves in and are reminding family members, residents and associates that it’s an offence to harbour a criminal.     

The men escaped from the Hunts Bay lock ups during a COVID-19 prevention sanitization exercise.

The Police says as a result of the exercise at a section of the facility between 9:00.a.m, and 3:00 p.m on Sunday, the prisoners were moved to a temporary holding area.

At the end of the exercise, it was discovered that the eight prisoners had breached a section of the holding area and escaped.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the escapees is being asked to contact the Hunts Bay Police at 876-923-7111, Police 119 emergency number, Crime Stop at 311 or the nearest Police Station.