'Saddam', Westmoreland's most wanted, shot dead by police
A man, who was on the police Most Wanted list and linked to more than 20 murders in the western end of the island was shot dead during a gun battle with police on Saturday.
The dead man has been identified as 26-year-old Sadain Mullings, alias Saddam, of Elgin Town, Hanover.
Reports are that the wanted man was shot and killed during a confrontation with members of the Mobile Reserve and the Westmoreland police in the Whitehouse community of Westmoreland on Saturday morning.
Full details of the operation are not clear at this time but reports reaching Loop News are that an UZI sub machine gun and a Glock pistol were seized during the standoff.
The Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) has commenced their probe into the fatal shooting.
Saddam was wanted for up to 20 murders in western parishes and also for attacking the police with grenades in St Ann earlier this year.