KEITH Clarke, 58, the brother of former government minister Claude Clarke, was killed early this morning in a police search for Tivoli Gardens don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke in Kirkland Heights, St Andrew.
Residents said they heard about two hours worth of gunfire, starting sometime around 2:00 am.
Sources on the scene said the police/Jamaica Defence Force operation was an attempt to nab Coke, who is believed to have fled his home in Tivoli.
But members of the dead man’s family say that the operation was not professionally carried out. Members of Jamaicans for Justice are also on the scene.
Meanwhile, the Constabulary Communications Network said this morning that four members of the JDF were shot and injured in the operation. One firearm was recovered, the police said.