In an unfortunate turn of events, an ex-police officer named Damion Coley, widely known as ‘Panda Boss,’ was fatally shot on Tuesday morning in the vicinity of the Marketplace Entertainment Centre for the Arts (MECA) on Constant Spring Road in St. Andrew.
Coley, who recently transitioned from the police force to work as a security guard at MECA, was attacked near the popular nightclub. The incident unfolded as an unknown assailant approached Coley, who had just exited his vehicle and opened fire, causing fatal injuries. A security guard from Cyclox Security, stationed nearby, also sustained gunshot injuries during the incident.
The assailant, described as a lone individual armed with a firearm, swiftly fled the scene in a White Toyota Axio motor car after the attack. The incident occurred in close proximity to a recent high-profile brawl at MECA that gained widespread attention on social media. Reports suggest that this confrontation on November 25 involved several individuals, including members of the security team. While the motive behind Coley’s murder remains unclear, speculation has arisen regarding a potential connection to the earlier nightclub altercation.
Law enforcement, represented by the St. Andrew Central Police, is actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the ex-cop’s tragic death. The authorities are currently conducting a thorough examination of MECA for any clues that may shed light on the motive behind the shooting. The incident has raised concerns about the safety and security of entertainment venues, particularly in the aftermath of the recent viral brawl at MECA. As the investigation unfolds, the community awaits further details from the ongoing police inquiry to understand the connections between the nightclub altercation and the targeted attack on Damion Coley.