A St James man who had just left court on gun charges was earlier today shot dead by armed thugs on Howard Cooke Boulevard in downtown Montego Bay.
The police have identified him as Stephen Elvis Malcolm of a Canterbury address.
Malcolm had just appeared before the Gun Court on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and shooting, where his bail was extended.
The police say Malcolm was travelling along Howard Cooke Boulevard in a car with friends when two other vehicles blocked their path.
The occupants of the two vehicles then reportedly alighted with high-powered weapons an opened fire on the car with Malcolm.
His friends managed to get out of the car and fled.
However, Malcolm was cornered and shot multiple times.
He died on the spot.
The police have blocked off sections of Howard Cooke Boulevard for processing