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Alleged multiple murderer killed by police in Hanover

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 10:32 AM

The police Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that one of Hanover’s most wanted men is dead. 

He has been identified as 33-year-old Shenarda Leslie, otherwise called ‘Blacks’, of Mount Pleasant district, Hanover.

According to the CCU, Leslie was among a group of men who fired shots at the police during an operation in Green Island in the parish last night. 

The CCU said about 8:50 p.m., a team of cops was conducting operations in the area when they signaled the driver of a Toyota Corolla motorcar to stop. The driver disobeyed the signal and men inside the vehicle opened gunfire at the team. 

The police countered the attack and Leslie was later found with gunshot wounds and a 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol with four cartridges was seized.

He was pronounced dead at hospital. The other occupants escaped in the area.

The matter was reported to the Inspectorate of Constabulary  as well as the Independent Commission of Investigations. 

The police have reported that Leslie was the leader of the One Voice Gang, following the incarceration of Yasser James. He was implicated in at least 15 murders in the Hanover in the last eight months. These include:

- Andre McKenzie, otherwise called ‘Kush’ who was killed in Williamsfield on November 12, 2016.
- Malik Dixon who was killed in Williamsfield on December 24, 2016. Two other men were injured in that incident.
- Triple murder in Williamsfield, including one-year-old and five-year-old children. Three others were also shot and injured on January 18.
- Triple murder in Dias on March 24. One man was also shot and injured.
- Double murder in Middlesex on May 26.
- Murder in Malcolm Heights on June 14. A woman was also shot and injured.
- The most recent quadruple murder in Mount Pleasant district on June 13.