A teenage boy is now in custody following Thursday morning’s incident in which a man was shot dead and an imitation firearm seized during a confrontation between a group of alleged criminals and a team of armed security guards in the Studio One Boulevard area of Cross Roads, St Andrew.

The police said the man who was killed remains unidentified.

The police also said they have intensified their search for a third man who escaped from the scene.

Reports are that at about 1:00 a.m., a group of guards from King Alarm received a call about a break-in at a property on Studio One Boulevard and responded.

Information reaching Loop News is that the guards, upon arrival at the location, carried out a search of the property and found no one.

Reports are that as the guards were about to leave the location, they were confronted by three men.

One of the men reportedly pulled a firearm and was approaching the vehicle that the guards were traveling in.

One of the guards pull his firearm and opened fire at the gun holder.

The armed thug was hit and later taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The guards managed to apprehend another member of the group, who turned out to be a teenage boy.

The third man escaped.

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