A St. James wanted man was this morning killed during a gun battle with the police in the parish.

Head of the St. James police, Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth, says the incident occurred during a police operation in the community of Cambridge.

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He says the other suspects escaped.

SSP Nesbeth also says two nine millimeter pistols were seized at the scene.

He says the police have launched a hunt for a number of other wanted men in St. James.

SSP Nesbeth is urging the named men to turn themselves over to police.