The feared Dushane Allen, Westmoreland’s Most Wanted, who was killed by soldiers in St. James on Sunday.

Time ran out on Westmoreland’s Most Wanted, the elusive Dushane Allen, otherwise called, ‘Nigel’ or ‘Dasheen’of Bethel Town, Westmoreland, when he was cut down in a hail of bullets during a confrontation with a military team along Long Hill road in St. James on Sunday.

Reports are that a Jamaica Defence Force team was conducting operations within the King Gate community of St. James about 4:30 p.m., when they intercepted a Toyota Allion motorcar with two men aboard.

The military team was reportedly greeted with gunfire and was forced to take cover as they returned the fire.

When the gunfire ceased, it was discovered that Allen and the other man were shot. They were transported to hospital where Allen was pronounced dead on arrival, while the other man was admitted in serious condition. One Ruger 9mm pistol with nine live rounds was seized.

Allen, who was again listed in June (formerly listed in February this year) among Westmoreland’s ten Most Wanted, was feared by family and residents of Bethel Town and its environs, and managed to elude the police’s dragnet on a number of occasions.  

Superintendent Gary McKenzie, Head of the Westmoreland Police, said Allen, who was a renowned gangster, was wanted in Westmoreland for several murders and at least three shootings, and Bethel Town is now breathing a sigh of relief, as he wreaked havoc in that community.”

“This person was a very dangerous person within the Westmoreland space and he was a renowned gangster who had not only committed offences against other persons but even members of his family were very fearful of him. The police were on his heels as we carried out numerous operations trying to find him. I believe the community of Bethel Town and certainly the persons in the parish are much relieved as a result of what has happened.”

Superintendent McKenzie said of the ten men on the Most Wanted list, the police had captured two of them, and have been relentless in their search for the other men.

“There were some persons of interest who were identified; we have taken in about three of them and we continue to search for others. We have to say as well that we have taken in a number of persons of interest and criminal suspects, as we strive to capture more of the criminal elements out there,” Superintendent McKenzie said.