Person of interest held in murder of Tabby Diamond

A person of interest has been taken into custody in relation to the killing of reggae legend Donald ‘Tabby Diamond’ Shaw.

This was disclosed by Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey at a police press conference this afternoon.

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Bailey declined to share more information on the case.

Shaw was among two people shot dead on McKinley Crescent in the St Andrew South Police Division last week Wednesday.

Three other people were shot in the drive-by attack.

The musician, 67, who was of the legendary trio Mighty Diamonds, was among a group seated on the roadway when they came under attack about 9:45 p.m.

The lead singer of stalwart reggae group Mighty Diamonds, Tabby Diamond was among two people killed in a drive-by shooting on McKinley Crescent in Kingston minutes before 10 on Tuesday night.

Police report that the 67-year-old singer, whose real name is Donald Orlando Shaw, was among a group of people who were gathered at a section of the community when gunmen opened fire from a passing motor vehicle.

They were rushed to hospital by residents where Shaw and another man were pronounced dead and three other people admitted with gunshot injuries.

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According to the police, about 9:40 p.m., a lone gunman walked up to a group of persons standing along McKinley Crescent and opened fire. Five persons were shot. Shaw and another person perished. Senior Superintendent of Police Kirk Ricketts, who is the commanding officer for the St Andrew South Police Division, said that the community has been affected by gang violence. Police are also probing if the murder is linked to alleged activities of Shaw’s son, who is in police custody on murder charges. Lloyd Stanbury said that the theories about Shaw’s son was “shocking news for me and the music industry”.

Jamaica’s music industry has been left heartbroken and angered by Shaw’s killing.

Person of interest held in murder of ‘Tabby Diamond’  Jamaica Gleaner

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