Murdered man was on bail

By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net A 37-YEAR-OLD man on bail for multiple armed robberies and car thefts became the country's 21st murder victim early yesterday morning. Jamal Ferguson, alias 'Balty', was shot a number of times as he sat waiting outside a bar around 2am Wednesday. Police say Ferguson was waiting in a rental vehicle through St James Road, off Kemp Road, in front of the Corner Pocket when an man in a passing vehicle opened fire on him. Ferguson was shot multiple times about the body including two shots to head. He died at the scene. Police say they have no motive for the killing, however sources say Ferguson's murder was retaliation for the shooting death of Lavardo Thurston alias 'Giant'. Thurston was shot and killed around 2am Saturday, after leaving a nightclub through Cordeux Avenue and Key West Street. Witnesses say Thurston left the club and was confronted by a man who he had an earlier altercation with. The man shot him and fled the scene. He became the country's 19th murder victim. Police are questioning a man in connection with Ferguson's death, The Tribune has learned. Meanwhile, police are still investigating the murder of Renardo Minnis, 19. Minnis was shot and killed around 11.45am Monday morning. Police have no suspects in the murder. Anyone with information on any of these murders are asked to contact police 911 or 919 the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS.


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