Cops monitor Maxfield Avenue after Radigon's killing
Police are monitoring the situation in Maxfield Avenue, St Andrew, following the overseas killing of popular dancehall figure, Radigan, a strongman in the area.
Radigon, who was killed with three other men, was gunned down Saturday at a Jamaican restaurant hosting a birthday party in Los Angeles, California.
Superintendent Howard Chambers, head of the Western Kingston police, said lawmen are watching the developments. "The police have been monitoring the situation. In fact it has been elevated where the area command has done some planning at the highest level," Chambers said.
Chambers said there is no link between Radigon's killing and a gang war which had been ravaging the community. There is no information yet linking it to what is happening in this space,” Chambers said.
People who knew the 1980s dancehall figure who was always covered in gold jewellery, have expressed shock and sadness at his death. Family and friends took to social media to express their anguish. “RIP Mr Bung otherwise known as fada radigon your legacy will never die I swear you a real legendary…gone but not forgotten real genna real legend you set the trend and sum p%%& affi follow,” his nephew posted.
Another post by a close friend read: “Rip radigan your memories will live on condolences to all his family members”.
California state investigators say nine men and six women were shot in the shooting. The names of the deceased have not been released as officials work to notify their families.