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Man wanted for cop's murder in St Ann killed by police

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2024 | 4:21 PM
Butler was reportedly killed in a confrontation with a police team in Steer Town. - File photo

The man who was wanted for the slaying of a policeman in St Ann on Monday was shot and killed by the police in the parish on Tuesday, sources have revealed.

He has been identified by law enforcement officials as Siraldo Butler, also known as Sirri.

Butler was reportedly killed in a confrontation with a police team in Steer Town, sources told The Gleaner moments ago.

The police say they recovered a pistol at the scene.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force says both the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and the Inspectorate Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB) have been notified.

"The Jamaica Constabulary Force reiterates its commitment to bringing those responsible for attacks on its officers to justice, emphasising the continued efforts to ensure community safety and curb criminal activities. The JCF urges persons confronted by the police to surrender peacefully and not engage the law enforcement officers with lethal force," a media release from the Force said.

Constable Ricardo Fairclough was reportedly responding to a robbery and shooting when he was killed on Monday.

The police say investigations into the circumstances surrounding the killing of Constable Fairclough and the subsequent shooting of Siraldo Butler are ongoing.

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