St James man shot dead, brother escaped on foot during confrontation with police
ST JAMES, Jamaica— One man is dead and another remains at large, following a pre-dawn joint police/military operation in Shaw Castle, St James on Tuesday.
The body has been identified as Adlan Ferguson, otherwise called ‘Tata’. The initial target of the operation was Romario Ferguson, who is a person of interest in a case of murder and shooting with intent.
Reports are that when lawmen arrived at a premises in the community, Adlan Ferguson emerged with a firearm. Despite the police’s calls to surrender, he opened fire on the officers, who returned fire, resulting in Adlan’s death. Romario Ferguson, also known as ‘JT’, appeared from under the house and also began firing at the officers. However, he managed to escape, the police said.
The St James police have called for Romario Ferguson to turn himself in to the nearest police station immediately.
At the same time, investigators are appealing to anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Romario Ferguson to come forward. The public is being reminded that they can contact Police Emergency at 119, the Crime Stop hotline at 311, the NIB Tip Line at 811 or the nearest police station.