Another Trinidad Dancehall artist Siah Boss killed after alleged police shootout – DancehallMag
Siah Boss is the second Dancehall artist in Trinidad and Tobago to be killed by police in as many days.
The Trinibad The artist, whose real name is Josiah Mc Clatchie, was allegedly killed on Sunday in a shootout with the police in Santa Cruz, according to the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. Dancehall artist Chucky Blanco was also shot and killed on Saturday after he, too, allegedly pointed a gun at cops.
Police were in Sun Valley Road, Lower Santa Cruz at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the Guardian, investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle with gunmen. The cops claimed the vehicle was heading towards them and, when ordered to stop, ran into them.
Police said the driver exited the vehicle with a gun and pointed it in their direction. They opened fire on the suspect and he was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex where he was later pronounced dead.
The Guardian reported that the other two occupants of the vehicle, a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, both Picton Road gun offenders, Laventille, were subsequently detained for questioning.
Police said they found a Smith & Wesson pistol with four rounds in the possession of Siah Boss. A five-round Black Beretta pistol was also found under the floor mat in the front seat of the suspect’s vehicle.
The shooting took place a day after Dancehall artist Chucky Blanco was killed by police. According to TT Newsday, he also allegedly pointed a gun at police while being chased. Police claim Chucky ran down and the gun fell out of his hands, but he pulled out another and pointed it at an officer, prompting the others to open fire on him. However, residents of the community of Laventille, where the incident occurred, say the murder was unwarranted.
Siah Boss has released songs such as The return, Facts, and Violate.
In an Instagram on Saturday, Siah Boss paid tribute to Chucky. “We will miss you must see you again
A police source told The Guardian that local Dancehall performers are not targeted by police, but criminal activity is “heavily monitored by police and law enforcement officers will respond accordingly if and when they are threatened by criminal elements â.
“Young people, especially young men, should keep in mind who they have as friends and what it means to be in their company whether it is illegal weapons, drugs or any other thing. illegal activity, because the police are working feverishly in pursuit of criminal elements, “he added. source added.
In March 2021, 18 years old Trinibad Artist Brad Bailey (Bradbadlikethat) was shot dead after allegedly threatening a gang. In July 2020, 26-year-old Dancehall artist Rebel Sixx, real name Kyle Roberts, was killed after being shot several times during a home invasion.