Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey
Reputed gang leader Christopher Linton, otherwise called 'Dog Paw', was reportedly killed during an alleged confrontation with the police near Papine, St. Andrew on Monday afternoon.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force reported that about 2 o'clock, a team intercepted a vehicle in which armed men were believed to be travelling.
It's reported that Dog Paw alighted the vehicle and opened fire at the police in Elletson Flats.
There was a reported shootout and Dog Paw was found suffering from bullet wounds.
He died at a nearby medical facility.
A .45 pistol was seized following the incident.
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is probing the shooting.
Dog Pawg had been released from prison in April after the Appeal Court overturned his 15-year prison sentence handed down in 2013, for shooting at a police team in Papine.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, head of the Crime and Security for the JCF, said Dog Paw had been implicated in several shootings and murders in the Elletson Flats and Tavern area since his release.
The alleged gangster had previously been shot and injured by gunmen in June.