FOUR men who allegedly engaged the police in two seperate shootouts in western Jamaica over the weekend were killed in these exchanges.
According to the communications arm of the police, the Constabulary Communication Network , CCN, one man was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the police in Brighton, Little London in Westmoreland about 2:10 pm on Friday, while three others were fatally shot during a confrontation with the police in Gulf, Norwood in nearby St James some two hours later.
In the Brighton incident, the dead man has been identified as 20-year-old Johnoy Glaze otherwise called 'Ribsy'.
The police said a Cougar 9mm pistol with its serial number erased was recovered with a magazine containing nine 9mm cartridges.
In the St James incident, one of the dead men has been identified as 27-year-old Nicholas Mitchell, otherwise called 'Nicki D' and 'Nicki O', of Gulf, Norwood, in the parish.
The identities of the other two have not yet been ascertained.
However, one of them, police said, appears to be in his mid-20s, is of dark complexion with a slim build and is about 185 centimetres (6 feet 1 inch) tall and was clad in a white T-shirt and a pair of blue jeans.
The third man appears to be in his early 20s, is also of dark complexion, and measures 167 centimetres (5 feet 6 inches). He was wearing a yellow t-shirt and a pair of blue shorts.
The police reported that they had recoverwed a 9mm Taurus pistol bearing the serial number TP56855, with five 9 mm cartridges, and an Intratech 9mm sub-machine gun with two 9mm and one .380 cartridge.
Both indicents have been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).