Westmoreland, Jamaica — One of the suspects in last week's bloodbath that left three brothers and one of their spouses dead was killed during a gunfight with the police in Westmoreland yesterday morning.
The deceased has been identified as 38-year-old Leon Smith of Grange Hill, Westmoreland.
According to reports, about 5:30 am, the police were on operation in the Grange Hill community in search of wanted men.
The police allegedly went to premises in the community where they came under heavy gunfire from a group of men.
The gunfire was returned and Smith was subsequently found with gunshot wounds. He was assisted to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A firearm was reportedly taken from him.
The police say Smith was fingered in last Thursday's murders of 31-year-old mechanic Howard Humes; 23-year-old Shavane Humes; 33-year-old farmer Paulton Humes, otherwise called 'Dwight'; and 25-year-old Keneisha Wilson, all of the Masemure Meadows Housing Scheme in Little London, Westmoreland.