Police kill Hanover most wanted ... implicated in quadruple, triple and 2 double murders

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Police say Hanover's most wanted man, Thirty-three-year-old Shernardo Leslie otherwise called "Blacks" was fatally shot in an attack on the police on Friday.

Reports from the Lucea Police are that about 8:50 p.m., a police operation was in progress when a motorcar was signalled to stop. Men alighted from the vehicle and opened gunfire at the Police who returned gunfire.

Leslie, who police say is a multiple murderer, was later discovered with gunshot wounds and rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other men made good their escape in the area.

The Inspectorate of the Constabulary and the Independent Commission of Investigations INDECOM are investigating.

However, in an interview with the Gleaner, Superintendent of Police Sharon Beeput, the commanding officer for the Hanover Police Division, is quoted as saying that Leslie was a known enforcer in the parish.

"This man has been giving us a lot of trouble since the start of the year. We believe he has had a hand in the vast majority of the 36 murders we have had in the parish this year," said Beeput. "With him now out of the way, we should have some measure of peace now."

Leslie, known in the criminal underworld as 'Blacks,' was implicated in a recent quadruple murder, two triple murders and two double murders. He was said to be the chief enforcer for the One Voice gang, one of the three criminal gangs operating in the parish.