Duppy Film’s last night was spent in a beach side guest house in Port Morant, St Thomas, the police said yesterday.

Before he was surprised by cops, the cold-blooded killer, who was one of Jamaica’s most wanted men, occupied an air-conditioned room at the guest house and had a big-screen television for his entertainment.

Duppy Film, whose given name is Marlon Perry, had been on the run since 2009. He had previously escaped several police dragnets and was even rumoured to have left the country by boat.

Acting on intelligence, the police went to the beach side property yesterday where a shoot-out ensued. Duppy Film was shot on the ground floor of the two-storey building and four guns recovered.

Investigators told THE STAR 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 weapons seized are two 9mm pistols, which include a Berretta, and an AK-47 assault rifle.

Superintendent Beau Rigabie, head of St Thomas police division told our news team, “The Berretta firearm was recovered. It is not yet confirmed if the businessman is the owner. Soon all will be revealed.”

Rigabie also told THE STAR that the businessman is being investigated. “He has been held for questioning,” he said. The police also seized an imitation firearm.

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.

The police say Duppy Film was attired in combat gear.

“He was wearing a camouflage top, not the newer type and yes we recovered a bullet proof vest from him,” Rigabie said.

THE STAR asked the lawman what was the mood of the community following yesterday operation.

“That particular community, I am not getting any negative verbiage or sense from them (that) there is no hostility just now,” Rigabie said.

THE STAR gathered that residents do not want fingers to be pointed at them for Duppy Film’s demise.

Our news team asked Rigabie if he foresees any reprisal from the fugitive’s cronies on the community.

“I have not in any way heard anything of the sort. It (his capture) would not be as a result of information gathered from them. I don’t know what they would then be afraid of. I am not sure where that came from,” he said.


  1. Well, if di businessman nuh related to him, then it means Duppy Film had done jobs for him. Cause a local living in a guesthouse for an extended period of time is unheard of a yawd. Di police fi investigate unsolved murders of local business ppl and others within a 15 miles radius of dat community, all dem cold case files fi dig up.

  2. So 9 years on the run could easily have turned into 15 or 20, had it not been for outside intelligence? How the heck were two men allowed to flee when the JCF are trained to shoot to kill? The JCF are useless!!!

      1. Some families will wash their hands clean clean of demons like this. I suspect that this is what happened here. Next thing you know, they too become targets. Some pickney just pick up badness fi life and refuse to put it back down.

        1. Met yu neva hear the story ? Him father get 12 years a prison wen him mussi 8 and when the father get lock up di mada abandon him.. so him neva have no supervision

    1. Marie, don’t believe everything you read/hear. JCF is far from inept. They work with what is given to them. This bag and tag was a dual operation. JDf coordinated intelligence and JCF dispatched that demon home in half… 😀 😀 Him belly did too full fi mek it ova……. :ngakak :kacau: :travel

      1. PP 9 years is inexcusable. Better you say the JCF coordinated with the FBI that is stationed down there. My lack of faith in them doesn’t just stem from this case btw, its from a collection of news stories throughout the years of police corruption and incompetence. By them working with “what is given to them” is my point exactly. That hasn’t worked because the average citizen fears the police and will not come forward with information.

        1. The average citizens should hold the blame for the scourge. They see, hear, blind and deaf and produce these demons.

          Police can’t work if yu no give dem work fi do. JCF a long time beating post fi the failure of citizens to play their role (accountability).

          Perry was an untouchable thanks to politician connections and the community at large. Police couldn’t touch the community angel.

          Since dudus they’ve learn not to create martyrs 😀

          Marie, which WANTED MAN STAY IN HIM COMMUNITYin a guesthouse?

          A: one who is being protected by the COMMUNITY.

          The FBI has zero to do with Jamaican domestic issues (scams and mosque a dem interest…dem give up on drugs since 9/11/2001).

          Me privy to info that will never past me lips or fingers. That nigga dead and that good enough.

          Me certain him family at peace, if not all…one certainly.

  3. Businessman’s name withheld cause police ago try link him fi collect some millions fi sweep him name under the rug and nuh ruin his reputation and bring-forth a collapse to his businesses.

    1. EXACTLY!! At the end of the day, THE POLICE ORCHARASTEATE AND MANAGE CORRUPTION. The poor citizens are left at their mercy. THEY WILL ALWAYS ABUSE THEIR POWER, ALWAYS!

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