The police are looking to engage in a dialogue with dancehall artiste Jahshii, as his name has been linked to a murder that happened in the Grants Pen community of St. Andrew on June 7th.
The victim, Omar Wright, is a 45-year-old businessman known as ‘Romie’ and brother of an alleged ‘Don’ from the area. He was fatally shot on Shortwood Road around 10:40 p.m. following an altercation he had with Jahshii’s mother earlier in the day.
Reports suggest that Wright threw water in her face during the argument. Later, Jahshii reportedly faced Wright leading to a quarrel between them. Later that night, armed individuals confronted Wright at his place of business, and he was shot multiple times.
The situation has escalated tensions in the area, with rumours circulating that Wright’s brother, who resides overseas, has vowed to seek revenge for his brother’s death. The atmosphere in the community has been tense since the incident, and Superintendent Sherika Service, the commanding officer for the St Andrew North Police Division, confirmed the same.
Nationwide 90FM released an audio interview with Superintendent Sherika Service speaking about the case. In the first audio, Superintendent Sherika Service disclosed that the Grants Pen neighbourhood was now riddled with fear.
The superintendent continued in the second audio by expressing the police’s interest in speaking with Jahshii.
Jahshii has had his fair share of controversy, with his music often featuring violent themes. In a December 2021 interview, he revealed accidentally shooting himself in the leg during his youth and made controversial statements about his willingness to take drastic measures against any friend who intended to harm him.
Jahshii, known for hit songs 25/8, Born Fighter, and Cream of The Crop, has not been seen on the music scene in over two months, prompting speculation that he may be taking a break from dancehall. However, recent sightings of him playing football suggest that he may be exploring a potential career in sports or enjoying it as a leisure activity.