Kingston Jamaica: The 16-year-old son of dancehall superstar, Mavado, has been charged with murder for the June 5 killing of Lorenzo Thomas AKA ‘Israel’.
The charges are murder, conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent, and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch’s Major Investigation Division (MID) say the charges are in relation to the murder of Lorenzo Thomas.
Police reports are that the deceased was shot and killed at his home in Cassava Piece and his home set ablaze on June 5.
The 16-year-old will make his first court appearance next Monday.
The police are withholding his name because he is a juvenile.
An adult suspect who was also held in connection with the investigation remains in custody.
Mavado is also wanted by the police for questioning but his attorney says that the entertainer is in the United States on prior engagements.
According to the police, Mavado’s son had a dispute with a man two weeks ago. Mavado confronted the man and an altercation developed. It is alleged that later that day the man returned with a group of men and someone fired shots at Mavado. The artiste escaped injuries and reported the incident to the police.