Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta, whose given name is Leroy Russell, has reportedly complied with a request to turn himself in to police.
The “Outlaw” deejay was accompanied by his lawyer and is up to news time at a police station in the Kingston Eastern division, according to the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU).
The Jamaican artiste is expected to be questioned in relation to a shooting incident on Saunders Avenue.
He was given until today, Monday, July 4 to turn himself over to the lawmen.
The legal team for the dancehall entertainer have insisted that he knows nothing of the alleged shooting incident.
Ernest Smith, the attorney representing Tommy Lee Sparta, has labelled the police as irresponsible after his client was named as a person of interest.
Smith said since the announcement, some promoters have been calling to make sure their investment in the artiste is not in trouble.
“If it is, the persons who have already deposited money for him to tour, ask for a recall or cancel the tour. Somebody’s gonna have to pay,” Smith argued, revealing the artiste plans to tour Europe, Africa and South America.
“I can understand when you try to get in touch with somebody and the person’s whereabouts are unknown. I can understand when efforts have been made to contact somebody and those efforts have been futile. Why couldn’t they get in touch with any one of us, or even try to locate or get in touch with him? They know where he lives!”
The Elletson Road police said the “Uncle Demon” deejay is wanted for questioning in relation to a shooting that took place on Saunders Avenue in East Kingston. The police did not give any further details on the shooting.
Last year July, Tommy Lee Sparta was barred from performing at Reggae Sumfest due to safety concerns. At the time, Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor said the deejay’s name was linked to violence in Flankers and surrounding communities.
Tommy Lee Sparta is known for songs like Dream, Psycho, and Nuh Make Me Feel So.