A 34–year-old woman was shot dead during a reported shootout with police in the Maxfield Avenue area of St Andrew on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Latoya Monte of a Maxfield Avenue, Kingston 10 address.

The circumstances that led to the fatal shooting were still not clear up to publication time but reports so far are that police went to the East Bloomsbury Road section of the area about 6.50 pm.

According to a sparsely worded police account of the incident, Monte was fatally shot during a confrontation with the lawmen.

One chrome and black Lugar CZ75B with eight 9mm rounds was seized during the incident, the police said.

The matter has been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB).

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