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Person of interest identified in Tabby Diamond’s murder 

A person of interest has been identified by the police in connection
with the murder of lead vocalist for the Mighty Diamonds, Donald
‘Tabby Diamond’ Shaw, on McKinley Crescent in St Andrew last
week Tuesday.

The disclosure was made by the head of the police’s crime portfolio, Deputy
Commissioner of Police (DCP) Fitz Bailey at a police press conference on

The senior lawman, however, provided no further details.
“I would just say we have a person of interest, and the investigation is

I don’t want to comment much further on that,” said the DCP.
According to police reports, Shaw was among a group of people standing at a shop on McKinley Crescent when they were sprayed with bullets about 9:45pm last Tuesday.

They were rushed to the hospital by residents, where Shaw and another
man, Owen Beckford, were pronounced dead and three other individuals

In commenting on the Reggae singer’s death, Police Commissioner, Major
General Antony Anderson, said the killing was another example of how
The Mighty Diamonds, formed in 1969, were signed by Virgin Records and
their album, “Right Time”, was released in 1976, becoming an
international success. Their next album, “Deeper Roots”, released in 1979,was also a big success.

The musical trio has received several local and international honours.
Among those accolades is the Order of Distinction in the Officer Class,
which they received in 2021

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