Young and upcoming dancehall artist Copper Cat is now another murder statistic in Jamaica, as the artist was gunned down in-front his home in Kingston on Thursday night, January 20th.
According to police reports, Copper Cat was approached by gunmen at the entrance to his Cassandra Avenue home in Kingston and robbed him of his blackberry cell phone. The robbers did not spare him, but instead shot him dead on the spot.
Copper Cat 22, whose real name is Demar Graham, did not get the chance the live out his dream of becoming the next big dancehall star.
Veteran reggae singer Richie Stevens, who is the adopted father and mentor for Graham, struggles to come to terms with his death.
“Can someone tell me this is a dream,” pleaded an emotional Stevens.
Stevens said he had dropped off Graham a few hours prior to his death at the nearby Mega Mart store along Waterloo Road where he had gone to purchase credit for his new BlackBerry phone.
After learning of the incident, Stevens said a sorrowful feeling over came him as he set off to investigate what happened to his sun.
“It was the worst feeling I had, policemen and people gathered at my gate with the yellow tape already in place,” he said. “I asked a policeman what happened and he said they shot the young man and he is lying on the road.”
According to officers, evidence suggest that Graham was shot and killed at approximately 10:30 PM on Thursday night by a single bullet from a nine-millimetre calibre piston
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