Wednesday, 06 September 2023 11:47

Suspect in killing of Spanish Town couple and their son fatally shot by police

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A man was fatally shot by the police in Waterloo, Spanish Town, St Catherine this morning during an operation targeting suspects in Tuesday's killing of a couple and their son in their home in the community.

Those killed were Omar Wellington, Saron Francis-Wellington, and Orlando Wellington.

The police say a .380 pistol was seized from the deceased man in today's confrontation.

They say a further search led to the seizure of a 357magnum revolver.

It is reported that about 4 a.m., police personnel were on operation in the community when the suspect, who goes by the alias 'Gaza', was spotted inside a house.

He reportedly challenged the police and was shot and killed in the exchange.

Two firearms were seized, according to the police.

The Independent Commission of Investigations has launched a probe into the matter.