One of St James most wanted shot in confrontation with police
The police say Odane Christopher, described as one of St James’ most notorious gunmen, was fatally shot during an alleged confrontation with cops on Thursday.
Reports are that a targeted operation, conducted by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (CTOC), led the police to intercept a motor vehicle, along the north south highway, in the vicinity of the Linstead exit.
Police signaled the driver of the vehicle to stop and he complied.
Two men then alighted from the vehicle and reportedly opened fire at the police team.
The fire was returned and the two men were fatally shot.
One of them was identified as Christopher.
The other is yet to be identified.
Police said one Intra–tec submachine gun, and one 9 millimetre pistol, were seized.
Christopher is said to be a high-ranking member of the ‘Buss Head gang’.
He was facing a murder charge in court and was reporting in St. James on condition of his bail.
The Independent Commission of Investigations (Indecom) has been notified of the incident.