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Reputed Dean’s Lane gang leader fatally shot by police

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 4:52 PM

The police are reporting that the reputed leader of the Dean’s Lane Gang operating in and around St James was fatally shot during a confrontation on Tuesday.

The police say two firearms were also seized following the incident.

The deceased has been identified as 36-year-old Kayon Wellington, otherwise called ‘Scatta’, of Belmont, Anchovy in St James.

The police say another man, who remains unidentified, was also killed during the confrontation.

According to the police, Wellington was implicated in the recent double murder and robbery committed on Jarrett Street in the parish on Sunday, March 10 which claimed the life of 61-year-old Canute Earle, Security Guard and 41-year-old Floyd Wilson.

The police say his criminal activities date back to 2003 when he came under the police’s radar as a person of interest for crimes such as robberies, wounding with intent, shootings and murders in St James.

They further say that he was implicated in the murders of Keniel Richards in 2013 in Belmont, the January 2018 murder of Kevin Lindo on McCarty Street, Montego Bay and the 2019 murders of Omar Watkins and Lloyd Johnson on Barnett Street.

Wellington’s co-conspirators in the robbery/murders on Jarrett Street are Odane Brown, otherwise called ‘Bummy Squeeze’ and a man known only as ‘Tickerous’.

The police appealing to the men to turn themselves in immediately and anyone knowing their whereabouts is being asked to contact the Montego Bay Criminal Investigation Branch at 876-953-6191, Crime Stop at 311, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

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