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Chapelton man shot dead in Clarendon

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 3:02 AM

The foiling by the police of an alleged illegal gun sale left one man dead in May Pen, Clarendon yesterday.

Shot and killed is 27-year-old Omar Francis otherwise called 'Bull' of a Chapelton address.

He is believed to have been a player in the illegal gun trade.

Another man, who is also believed to be involved in the trade, was arrested and remains in police custody.

It’s reported that a team from the police’s Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch led an operation to an area along a section of the Bustamante Highway where both men were allegedly conducting the sale of an illegal gun.

It’s further reported that one man pulled a gun on the other and a challenge ensued.

Francis was reportedly shot and killed by the police and the other man fled the scene in a motor vehicle.

The team later found the car abandoned.

The man who allegedly fled the scene was also subsequently accosted by the police.

The police say they retrieved a pistol with several rounds of ammunition.

Superintendent in charge of the Clarendon police, Fitz Bailey, says not much information is available at this time as investigations are ongoing.

The matter has been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigation which has since launched a probe.