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Brown's Town lock up escapee shot and killed

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2013 | 4:24 PM

Twenty -year-old Gerald Bell, who escaped from the Browns Town Police lock up in May, was last night shot and killed by the police in Runaway Bay, St. Ann.

The police say Bell was fatally shot after he pulled a fake gun at the team which tried to apprehend him.

According to the police the law men involved in the operation did not know that the firearm was fake because as the area was dark.

Bell was the last of the four escapees who remained at large.

According to the police, the other escapees were arrested and returned to custody unharmed; this they attribute to peaceful surrenders.

Meanwhile, members of the Anti-lottery Scam Task Force yesterday shot and killed Dujon Johnson in St. James.

The police say Johnson was killed after he attacked members of a Police team during an operation.

Both matters have been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations.

The police charge that these fatal incidents can be avoided if criminals surrender peacefully.


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