Reputed Jamaican gang leader Christopher ‘Dog Paw’ Linton was reportedly shot and killed by police on Monday afternoon.

Police sources say Linton was cut down in August Town, St Andrew.

Linton, who was in 2013 sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm, was freed earlier this year after his conviction was quashed in the Court of Appeal. His co-accused, Micah Allen, who was similarly charged and sentenced, was also freed in the high court.