After the killing of 29-year-old Mabreco “Tadmar” Watson at his home in Grants Pen St. Andrew, by the security forces on Tuesday night after being reported as the trigger man behind the shooting of a man in the community, occupied in construction work on Sunday, some of his relatives have spoken out against the situation amid the heavy protest that took place in reprisal for the tragic incident.
According to the Jamaica Observer who brought the story and spoke to relatives of Watson, they described him as a person that would bring “upliftment” to the people around him through his career path, further stating that the late producer had his dreams set and was not about the criminal lifestyle.
As such persons in the community who believed Watson was not a criminal, took to the streets on Wednesday with placards, also blocking the Grants Pen road and burning debris causing the Jamaica Fire Brigade, MPM Waste management, and the Police to be working to clear up the blockages since traffic was even stopped by the protest.
These actions, even though done out of frustration for the life of someone the community of Grants Pen thinks to not be a criminal, have led the security forces to conclude that the community is in support of criminal activity.
According to the reports, the producer was shot and killed while in the company of his 91-year-old grandfather, his girlfriend, and stepdaughter. According to relatives of Watson, his grandfather was someone he enjoyed spending time with and would ensure that he is taken care of.
The incident comes right after it is said that “Tadmar” recently received a laptop, thumb drive, and headphones from his aunt who travelled from overseas. Watson was also said by his family members to have had a lot of unreleased hit songs under his “Active Music Record label” that Jahshii got his biggest hit track from.
The relatives who spoke to the Jamaica Observer went on to explain that the killing of Watson has caused a damper on a lot of youths who have been working on music as a way to progress. When the news outlet spoke to the entertainer’s girlfriend she was very terrified of the event, stating that it is the first time she has been experiencing something of the sort and says she does not understand what took place.
In the description of Watson’s character where her daughter is concerned, she said he was a father figure and his career as a producer was something she held in high regard. In the aftermath of the event, the community of Grants Pen saw a lot of blood since the now-deceased musician was dragged from his verandah to the community bridge after being shot.
The matter was reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), so we will be able to hear in time if the Police were wrong in their actions.
In response to the incident, young Dancehall artiste Jahshii has made a statement via his Twitter account stating “Small mind cya stop dem big dreams yaa” showing that the entertainer even though he’s shaken up by the incident, he is remaining confident and progressive.
The tweet has since been deleted.
Moving forward though, popular dancehall selector Footah Hype has spoken out on his Instagram Live on the situation, letting Jahshii know that he has become a number 1 target in the eyes of police across the nation, and went on to encourage him to hire security personnel to protect him whilst on the road as they will not stop until he is dead or locked up.
Learn more from the report below.
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