Dancehall star named as person of interest in Jamaica shooting
Jamaican dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta has been named as a person of interest by the police in relation to a shooting incident in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
According to Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit, the ‘Uncle Demon’ deejay can assist in police investigations into the shooting.
"The St James police have named him as a person of interest in an investigation they are doing in Montego Bay and he has been asked to make himself available by midday tomorrow," she told Loop News.
The police did not provide details about the shooting incident.
Tommy Lee, real name Leroy “Junior” Russell, has been a regular on the top 10 dancehall charts as well as the persons of interest lists by the police in recent years.
In 2017, the Montego Bay Police claimed that the deejay was wanted for questioning along with several other men in relation to a shooting in the community of Flankers over the Christmas holiday. At that time, he was asked to turn himself into the Freeport Police Station as soon as possible.
In 2016, the deejay was also wanted by cops in Kingston relating to another shooting incident.
In the meantime, the entertainer's six-year-old daughter was shot and injured in Flankers in March of this year,