Duppy Film, whose given name is Marlon Perry, reportedly occupied an air-conditioned room at the guest house and had a big-screen television for his entertainment. He had been on the run since 2009
The police report that they were acting based on intelligence when they went to the beachside property on Sunday where a shoot-out ensued. Duppy Film was shot on the ground floor of the two-storey building and four guns recovered.
The cops said it appears Duppy Film had just eaten a meal of fish when he was surprised by them. It is believed that two of his ‘soldiers’ ran from the scene while Duppy Film, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, went down guns blazing.
Investigators revealed that one of the weapons is believed to be the licensed firearm of a St Thomas businessman who owns the property where Perry was staying. The businessman is also currently being investigated.
“Perry was wearing a camouflage top, not the newer type and yes we recovered a bulletproof vest from him,” Head of St Thomas police division Superintendent Beau Rigabie, told the Star.