The bloody reign of Delano ‘Prekeh Boy’ Wilmot as one of Jamaica’s most feared gangsters came to an abrupt end in Amity district, St James, when he was killed in an early morning gunfight with a police-military team.
Reports are that when the lawmen closed in on Wilmot’s hideout, the man who had survived several encounters with law enforcement, including a 2018 incident in which he allegedly ambushed a military patrol and shot and injured three soldiers, emerged with his M16 assault rifle in hand.
However, the combat team, which had reportedly travelled two hours under the cover of darkness to reach the location, was ready and waiting for him. Wilmot was allegedly cut down in a hail of bullets following a brief exchange of gunfire. The M16 rifle, with a magazine containing several rounds of ammunition, was seized.