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UPDATE: Cops Kill Man In Search For Dudus

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2010 | 8:40 AM

A police operation aimed at capturing alleged crime lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ , ended with the slaying of Keith Clarke, the brother of former Commerce Minister for Jamaica, Claude Clarke.

In their relentless pursuit of the reputed Shower Posse leader, the security forces apparently entered a house. Clarke was reportedly slain after members of the security forces forced their way inside.

The operation reportedly began at about 2:30 a.m. with the security forces cordoning off the Kirkland Heights community. Residents reported hearing shots being fired. There were also reports of flares being dropped from helicopters hovering above the premises.

The disastrous mishap occurred as the security forces continued their search for Coke, who was believed to have barricaded himself inside Tivoli Gardens where the state’s forces had invaded earlier this week.

Coke is to face extradition proceedings following last week’s signing of documents clearing the way for the process of getting him to the United States to face trial on drug and gun-running charges. However, word emerged yesterday that Coke manage to slip the dragnet thrown down by the security forces and fled to an unknown location.