Jamaica Observer:- CAMBRIDGE, St James — After escaping numerous dragnets, one of the country’s most wanted men — 25-year-old Delano Wilmot, alias “Prekeh Boy” — was shot dead by members of a joint police/military team during an operation in the bushes of Amity in Cambridge, St James, yesterday.
The police say an M16 rifle and several rounds of ammunition were seized following the operation.
According to head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, the confrontation between Wilmot and the security forces unfolded some time after 7:00 am.
“Members of the joint secretary forces carried out an operation where there was some exchange of gunfire, and, at the end, an M16 rifle was seized and one male received injuries and later succumbed at hospital,” SSP Lindsay told the Jamaica Observer.
The senior superintendent of police said no member of the security forces’ team was injured during the incident.
Wilmot, the reputed leader of the Retrieve Gang or Prekeh Gang, who was from Retrieve in St James, was listed as wanted following the murder of Mark Williams in June 2016. The police said since then, the gang has been linked to no fewer than 12 murders and 11 shootings, to include incidents of shooting at members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in St James.
Since the implementation of the state of public emergency that is currently on in St James, several operations have been conducted by the security forces; however, Wilmot and his cronies, who lived in the woods, proved to be elusive.
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