Jamaican promoter and businessman, Ian Fernando Ellington otherwise called “British Toto”, was killed by gunmen in the Palmetto Pen area in Clarendon at approximately 11:15 pm on Friday.
It is reported that residents in the community called the police after loud gunshot explosions were heard. The May Pen police then reported to the scene and discovered “British Toto” and a female suffering gunshot wounds in a silver Honda Fit car. Both persons were rushed to the hospital where “British Toto” was pronounced dead after being reportedly shot 10 times in the head, while the female is in stable condition after receiving 3 shots to her leg.
According to the May Pen police, “British Toto”, is suspected to have been involved in illegal criminal activities. Even more so, the silver Honda Fit that he was gunned down in, is reportedly linked to a robbery that occurred in the parish of St. Ann just a month ago.
“British Toto” aged 37, was mostly known to the dancehall fraternity as an events promoter. He was also a former resident of the Cayman Islands and had a transport rental business in Jamaica. He organized various concerts in the Cayman Islands that featured top artistes such as Spice in 2017 and Dexta Daps Naked Strangers Tour in 2019.
Investigations are ongoing by the May Pen Police.