Mavado and Bounty Killer have been listed as persons of interest by the Half Way Tree Police.
The shooting incident took place Sunday night near the Quad Night Club which was the host venue for Bounty Killer‘s “Its Da Party” Birthday Celebration.
Meanwhile Bounty Killer and Mavado’s management – Alliance Crew has issued a statement regarding the shooting outside the Quad night club in New Kingston. The incident reportedly left a member of Mavado’s entourage in hospital in serious condition. Bounty Killer’s birthday party was in progress, and according to a Gleaner newspaper report, a member of Mavado’s entourage was involved in an altercation with a police officer on the steps of The Quad nightclub in New Kingston. The police officer was allegedly slapped in the face, and reportedly retaliated by shooting his attacker.
Statement from Mavado & Bounty Killer’s Management
Obviously we cant say too much at this point in time as its the subject of an ongoing investigation but we need to clarify one thing: false reports have been circulated by the media that this incident stemmed from Mavado refusing a search upon entry to Quad nightclub.
That is completely untrue, Mavado and his party were already inside the club, past the search area where there was no issue with anyone. We are asking for fair and balanced reporting of this incident, there is always a lot of false information propagated when these stories break but that doesn’t mean to say we must blame Mavado automatically.
People involved will put out their side of the story to protect their interests, which is understandable, but that doesn’t mean media have to carry it without doing their own checks. Mavado was not traveling with 20 or 30 people, as is also being reported. He was with his girlfriend, a couple of family members and a handful of friends.
The man that got shot underwent surgery this morning to stabilize his condition; he lost a lot of blood and the bullet is lodged in him. His condition is very serious and Doctors hope to try and remove the bullet once he is well enough.
Mavado will be attending Half Way Tree station at the earliest opportunity with legal representation to answer any questions the police have. As it relates to Bounty Killer it’s incomprehensible as to why he has been made a person of interest by the police this morning. He was nowhere near the vicinity where the incident happened and its very regrettable that he has been caught up in this situation, especially on his birthday.