Captain Barkey and Tracy Bennett killer, Joseph Kernizan, has committed suicide in Florida just days after the gruesome murder in Bronx, New York.
While the reggae community is still mourning the death of veteran artist Captain Barkey, there is some new drama unfolding.
Joseph Kernizan, the Haitian born man man accused of killing Barkey and his female companion last weekend has reported took his own life.
According to NYPD officials, Kernizan committed as a task force moved in on him at a Florida apartment. Kernizan, 42, shot himself once in the head before police could arrest him. Police reports say that Kernizan tried to escape before killing himself, but quickly realized that the building was surrounded by police officers.
Joseph Kernizan, shot and killed captain Barkey, born Wayne Hamilton, and his female companion, Tracy Bennett, outside a Bronx motel on Saturday morning.
Kernizan was the ex-boyfriend of Tracy Bennett. The two shared two children who are now without both their parents. Bennett had gotten a restraining order against Kernizan prior to her murder.
Barkey’s killing sparked widespread outcry in the reggae music community.