Two alleged members of the Klansman gang shot dead

by November 30th, 2020

Police say two alleged members of the Klansman gang were fatally shot during a gun battle with cops on the weekend.

One of the men has been identified as Cornell Mckenzie, otherwise called ‘CJ’, while the other man is identified as Dennis Francis, otherwise called ‘Steve’; both of Spanish Town.

The Corporate Communications Unit of the force issued a statement on the incident yesterday (November 29).

Police say, as the force’s Special Counter-Gang Task Force continues its push to disrupt and dismantle the St. Catherine-based gang, a team consisting of members from specialized operations, SWAT and St. Catherine North police conducted targeted operations in the King Street section of Spanish Town on Saturday (November 28).

Acting on intelligence, the police team moved to intercept top-tier members of the gang, during the operation, its alleged that several men travelling in a Nissan motorcar confronted the police with gunfire. The police returned the gunfire and two of the men were shot and killed, while the other men escaped.

The police say one.38 revolver with three .38 cartridges along with one spent casing were recovered from one of the deceased men.

Meanwhile, the members of the Special Counter-Gang Task Force arrested 29-year old hairdresser, Shanique Thompson. She was arrested during a targeted operation at her home on November 17, and later charged with money laundering and possession of criminal property.

Thompson has been released on $500,000 bail and is to return to court on Tuesday, January 19.

Under the condition of her bail, her travel documents have been seized, a stop order has been placed at the international airports, and her bank accounts have been frozen.

Police say Thompson is believed to be a high-ranking member of the Klansman gang.