Triple murderer Bowza was on the run

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Nico Samuels

o/c 'Bowza' - wanted for a triple murder in St. James in 2017

Police say Nico Samuels otherwise called 'Bowza', was on the run for several months was wanted list for a triple murder commited in 2017.

Samuels was killed on Saturday in a joint police/military operation in St James.

The stand off comes just weeks after three men were shot and killed during another gun battle with the police in St James.

Government on January 18, imposed Enhanced Security Measures after the parish of St James recorded 335 murders in 2017.

The Jamaican House of Representatives has since extended the crime-prompted emergency measure until Wednesday, May 2.

Police officials have announced a significant reduction in crime attributed to the implementation of Enhanced Security Measures.