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One Member of The Six MoBay Escapee Prisoners Shot Dead
The deceased is 21-year-old Benjamin Stephenson of Dias, Lucea, Hanover. Benjamin Stephenson was facing a murder charge at the time of his escape.
Police reports were that, acting on intelligence, the lawmen went to a remote community called Burnt Ground in St James, where Stephenson was said to be hiding out. The security team said they came under heavy gunfire from two men at the location.
The cops returned the fire and after the shooting had subsided, Benjamin Stephenson was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
His crony managed to escape.
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is probing the incident.
The other five other men who escaped custody with Stephenson remain on the run.