Mavado’s 16-year-old son has been charged with charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.
The teenage son of the Dancehall deejay has been charged by detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) with the June 5 murder of Lorenzo Thomas (often called Chulups or Israel) in Cassava Piece, St Andrew, according to police.
He remains in custody.
According to reports from the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit, Thomas, a 24-year-old labourer was killed by men who kicked open the door to his home about 3:30 am armed with firearms, machetes and gasoline.
The men reportedly fired multiple gunshots at Thomas before inflicting several chop wounds then set him afire.
Another suspect who was also held in connection with Thomas’ killing is reportedly still in custody but the police say his details will be released pending further investigations.
Meanwhile, the police are also awaiting the return of Mavado, whose real name is David Brooks, who left the island hours before the gruesome murder of Thomas on June 5.
Mavado is being sought by the police for questioning in relation to an upsurge in violence in the community since he was shot at after he reportedly had a physical altercation with an influential member of the Cassava Piece community from where he hails, and has traditionally been seen as the most dominant figure there.
His attorneys have said the entertainer’s departure was to honour show dates overseas, and he is expected to return to the island shortly.