A man whom the police described as a serial killer has been shot and killed in St. Catherine.
He has been identified as Ashado McFarlane.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force said Mr. McFarlane was wanted in connection with murders and shootings in St Catherine and St Ann during the four month period June to September.
Investigators reported that he was one of two men fatally shot during a confrontation with the police on Monday night in St Catherine.
It was reported that a team from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (CTOC) was conducting an intelligence-driven operation in Duncan's Pen, St Catherine as a part of a probe into the kidnapping and suspected murder of 29 year-old restaurant supervisor Kenroy McPherson.
The police intercepted a Toyota Fielder in which Mr. McFarlane and the other man were traveling.
The men reportedly fired at the police and there was a shootout. They sustained bullet wounds and were pronounced dead at hospital.
The police say a Remington 12-Gauge Shotgun was seized.
Investigators say Mr. McFarlane was wanted in connection with eight murders in Linstead, Bog Walk and Riversdale in St Catherine and was linked to a killing in Ocho Rios, St Ann.
The police listed him as a person of interest in two other cases.
McFarlane was also wanted by the St Ann Police in connection with four cases of wounding-with-intent, an incident of shooting-with-Intent – in which he fired at three police officers – and several robberies in Ocho Rios.