Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has confirmed that the killing of reggae artiste Tabby Diamond, the lead singer of the Mighty Diamonds, is directly linked to his son who is in custody for murder.
The 67-year-old musician, whose given name is Donald Shaw, and another man identified as Owen Beckford, were killed when a gunman opened fire on a group outside a shop on McKinley Crescent in St. Andrew last Tuesday night.
Two other men and a woman were wounded in the attack.
Speaking Tuesday afternoon during the Jamaica Constabulary Force's monthly media briefing, General Anderson expressed concern that criminals are targeting people related to gunmen.
Tabby Diamond, he said, was one such victim, as one of his sons is a "known violence producer currently detained on a murder charge".
The police are, however, tightlipped on the investigation into the shooting which led to the musician's death.
Asked whether a suspect has been identified in relation to the deadly incident, Fitz Bailey, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of crime, said a person of interest is in custody.
"The investigation is advancing. I don't want to comment much further on that," he explained.