Sun | Dec 17, 2017

St Ann escapee shot dead in reported confrontation with the police

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 1:11 PM
Twenty-one-year-old Nicholas Massop (left) was killed this morning. The hunt is on for 26-year-old Renardo Williams (right).

One of five men who recently escaped from Ocho Rios Police Lock-Up has been shot dead in a reported confrontation with cops.

Twenty-one-year-old Nicholas Massop from Pineapple in St Ann was killed as members of a police team attempted to accost him this morning.

It is reported that as the police approached Massop, he pulled a weapon and fired at them.

The fire was returned and Massop shot dead.

The police say a 9 mm pistol and six live rounds were taken from him.                        

Massop along with four other inmates escaped police custody more than two weeks ago.

He had been charged with murder, shooting with intent, and illegal possession of a firearm in relation to the death of 44-year-old Leslie Burgher.

Burger was shot and killed while he slept in a car in Pineapple, Ocho Rios on February 22 this year.  

The hunt remains for the fifth escapee.