St James most wanted man cut down in security operation Loop Jamaica

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One of St James’ most wanted men was fatally shot during a reported confrontation with members of the Joint Anti-Gang Task Force (JAGTF) on Crawford Street in Mount Salem, Montego Bay in the parish on Tuesday night, July 11.

Dead is 26-year-old Tevon Johnson, otherwise called ‘Poppy’, of Crawford Street.

Reports are that about 11:45 pm, the security team carried out an intelligence-led operation at a premises within the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operation (ZOSO).

On their arrival, they were reportedly greeted by gunfire.

The fire was returned and Johnson was later found with gunshot wounds, and was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A Walter ARMC pistol, along with a magazine, was seized during the operation.

Wanted men are being urged to turn themselves in to the nearest police station, and not to engage the security forces in gun battles.

“What we really want is for the men whom we have named as (being) wanted, to turn themselves in so that we can place them before the court,” said Senior Superintendent Vernon Ellis, Commanding Officer for the St James Police Division.