A trip to see some friends yesterday morning turned fatal for a 29-year-old father of three, as he was gunned down by two masked assailants along Bass Street, Santa Cruz.
Police reported that at about 9 a.m, Jeffon Jordan aka “Crash” or “Boatie”, of Upper Santa Cruz, was seen walking by himself along Bass Street.
Two men with masks over their faces were seen running up to Jordan.
Before he could react, the men, who were both armed, opened fire, hitting him several times about his upper body.
The men then fled the scene on foot.
The police and emergency health services were notified and a party of officers from Santa Cruz Police Station, North Eastern Division Task Force and Homicide Bureau of Investigations visited the scene. The area was cordoned off and crime scene investigators recovered several spent shells.
Speaking to the media, Jordan’s relatives explained that “Boatie” was a “normal fella” and they believed he was killed over a “misunderstanding” with other individuals from the area.
“Just six days ago, he went to make peace with some people he had a falling out with...because he have three children, two girls and a boy, between five years and two months old, and he said he didn’t want to do anything that would jeopardise his family,” explained a grieving female relative, who asked not to be named.
However, while relatives asserted that Jordan’s death was simply a “misunderstanding”, police sources said the deceased man was “known” to them as he had previous interactions with the law.
In fact, even as crime scene investigators were marking and photographing bullet shells which lay on the roadway next to the body, a man from the area walked up to the caution tape of the cordoned-off area, shook his head, and loudly shouted: “Boatie boy, yuh look for dat.
“Yuh look for dat! Why yuh was moving so?”
The individual then walked away.
Investigations are continuing.
Jordan’s killing takes the murder toll for the year to date to 101.