One of St Ann’s most wanted men is among two who were killed during an alleged shootout with members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force on the North-South Highway in the parish today.
Dead is 42-year-old Manton Brown otherwise called Banton. He was wanted in connection with a 2017 double murder in St Catherine. Alaska Castello and Adrian Thompson were killed in that incident.
Brown was wanted for two murders of Clifford Gallimore o/c ‘Chucky’ or ‘King Cover’ in Browns Town, St Ann in September 2020; and the murder of Leabert Piper in Browns Town, St Ann in February 2021.
The other man killed in today’s incident is unidentified.
A member of the Constabulary was injured during today’s exchange. He’s being treated.
Reports are the shooting occurred following an intelligence driven operation led by members of the Constabulary’s Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch, C-TOC.
Head of the Constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay says there was also a firearm and ammunition seizure.
SSP Lindsay says the shooting occurred shortly before 4:00 this afternoon when the police operation located a white Toyota Crown motor car on the highway.
SSP Stephanie Lindsay.