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Man killed by officer along Lady Chancellor Hill identified

The man who was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer along the Lady Chancellor Hill in St Ann’s last night, has been identified as Franklyn De Freitas, a man referenced as a known gunman.

Reports are that the off-duty policeman was jogging along the hill around 7pm, when a vehicle, occupied by De Freitas and two accomplices pulled alongside him.

The occupants of the vehicle reportedly shot at the officer, who immediately drew his licensed firearm and returned fire at the suspects.

De Freitas, of Rich Plain, Diego Martin, was hit and died on the scene but the other two suspects abandoned the car and ran away.

A manhunt ensued and another suspect, who was also shot, was found soon afterwards. The third suspect was not found.

Investigations are continuing.