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UPDATE: Clarendon's most wanted shot and killed

Thursday, January 09, 2014 | 2:30 PM    

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CLARENDON, Jamaica - The police had earlier reported that two of Clarendon's most wanted men, Gavin Mason, otherwise called ‘Cruise’, and Dwight Mason, otherwise called ‘Pele’, were killed during a confrontation with them in May Pen, Clarendon, on Wednesday night.

The police had also reported that a woman was killed in the incident.

A short while ago, the police issued an update identifying the woman as Tracy-Ann Butler, who they believe was Gavin's girlfriend.

Two firearms — a .380 Beretta pistol and an Intratec sub-machine gun — along with fifteen 12-guage cartridges, three .40 rounds, two 9mm rounds, and one .22 round were seized in the incident.

Head of Area Three Division Assistant Commissioner of Police Derrick Knight, under whose responsibility Clarendon falls, is cautioning citizens against providing a safe haven for their loved ones who run afoul of the law, and reiterated the call for suspects to peacefully surrender when confronted by members of the security forces.

His appeal follows a similar one on Monday of this week, when the police issued a release warning relatives of criminals of the dangers of harbouring them, highlighting that in the process of being captured, these criminals tend to open fire at the security forces and by so doing, put the lives of everyone involved at risk.

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