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Man killed in August Town operation

Published:Tuesday | April 15, 2008 | 1:57 PM

The man who was killed by police yesterday during a joint police/military operation in the August Town area has still not been identified.

According to the police, he was among a group of men, who opened fire at members of the security forces at Gold Smith Villa in the community.

The police said they returned the fire and it was later discovered that the man had been shot.

The police said they took a semi automatic pistol, with four rounds from the man.

The police were questioning several men who were picked up during the operation.

The August Town community has been plagued by sporadic gunfire and several fatal shootings in recent weeks.

On March 18, gunman killed two men in separate incidents in the area.

The following day, Jerome Edwards, 19, was shot dead and another teen shot and injured.