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Duppy Film escapes police-military operation, crony shot dead

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2016 | 4:48 PM
A firearm recovered during the joint Police-military operation on the outskirts of Harbour View in East Rural St Andrew today.
Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry
Joint police-military opperation in Harbour View, St Andrew.
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 Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) spokesman Major Basil Jarrett has confirmed that a man believed to be a crony of murder suspect Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry was killed in a joint police-military operation on the outskirts of Harbour View in East Rural St Andrew this morning.

According to Jarrett another man who was among five persons travelling with Perry, was also shot and injured in the operation.

He said two firearms – an Uzi sub-machine gun and a 9mm pistol – and more than 30 rounds of ammunition were also seized.

However, the JDF civil military cooperation officer said 'Duppy Film' managed to elude the security forces.

PHOTO: Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry

He also confirmed that the operations forced a shutdown of the Caribbean Cement Company plant in east Kingston.

In the meantime, the police have increased to $1.5 million, the reward for information leading to the capture of Duppy Film.

Anyone with information that can assist the police in their investigations is being asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Branch headquarters at 922-4741 or 922-4487, Yallahs Police at 982-5075, Crime Stop at 311, 811, Stay Alert App, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

Duppy Film is of a Phillipsfield, Yallahs, St Thomas address.

He is implicated in the December 2015 murders of Corporal Kenneth Davis and Constable Craig Palmer at a shop on the Poor Man’s Corner main road in St Thomas.

The police are also asking the following people to immediately surrender to the Yallahs Police:

1)  Jason Foster, 21, ‎of East Albion, St Thomas.

2) Kevin Eldermire otherwise called ‘Harry Patta’ of a St Thomas address.