The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has confirmed the shooting death of reputed gang leader Christopher ‘ Dog Paw’ Linton, who was cut down during a confrontation with the police in Elletson Flats, St Andrew today (October 11).
According to a report from the JCF’s Corporate Communications Unit, shortly before 2:00 pm, police acting on information, intercepted a vehicle in which armed men were believed to be travelling.
When asked to stop, Linton, the alleged leader of the Dog Paw Gang, alighted from the vehicle and opened fire at the police. The gunfire was returned and Linton was shot.
He was taken to a nearby medical facility where he succumbed to his injuries. A .45 pistol was seized following the incident.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, head of the crime and security portfolio, said Linton has been implicated in several murders and shootings since his release from prison in April of this year.
The matter was reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB).