Man killed at deejay's party identified

July 29, 2016

The man who was killed during a shooting at a pool party hosted by dancehall artiste Spookie at his home in Surrey, London, on Monday, has been identified as 34-year-old Ricardo Hunter, THE WEEKEND STAR has learnt.

According to, a post-mortem examination found that Hunter, from Coulsdon in south London, died from a single gunshot wound at the private event in Headley, near Epsom.

Two other persons were also injured during the shooting shortly after 2:30 a.m.

Investigators have also made two arrests. A 38-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder remains in custody, while a woman, 30, was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. However, she has been released on conditional bail until September.

Spookie, born Jason White, reportedly told media personnel that seven security personnel were hired with metal detectors to check all the guests as they arrived.

More than 400 persons were at the party.

The artiste has since been forced to abandon his mansion following the murder at the event, which was described as a "massive pool sex party".


THE WEEKEND STAR gathered that specialist divers have been searching a village pond for the gun used in the shooting, while forensic teams are continuing a detailed examination at the

deejay's home.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rymarz from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: "This was a shocking incident where a man lost his life, and we are determined to bring those responsible to justice."

He said police intended to speak to everyone who was at the party and appealed for anyone not already contacted to come forward.

Spookie, originally from Tower Hill in Kingston, performed at Sting 2015 at Jamworld, St Catherine, after rounding out the year on a high, blazing the airwaves and party scenes with singles like Hurt It Up and Nuh Try Test.

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