A man wanted by police was taken into police custody within the first hour of the declaration of a state of public emergency in the parish.

According to a police report, operational activities conducted in the St. Catherine South Division led to the capture the man and the recovery of an illegal firearm.

Lawmen assigned to the St. Catherine South Police Division conducted targeted operations in the Gregory Park area and apprehended a man who is wanted for murder and shootings.

One .38 revolver loaded with six rounds was also seized.

The man will be interviewed by detectives concerning other crimes committed in the parish.

His identity is being withheld at this time.

The operations are continuing.