Harry McLeod, the reputed ‘ex-lieutenant’ of former Tivoli Gardens don, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, was killed along Darling Street in the vicinity of Coronation market in Western Kingston on Sunday morning.
McLeod was 51 years old.
Reports are that about 7:50 am, McLeod, widely known as ‘Harry Dog,’ who was a laborer of Tivoli Gardens, was standing along the roadway when a silver motorcar with several men aboard was driven up.
The men opened gunfire on McLeod before making good their escape.
McLeod was assisted to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Some five years ago, McLeod was acquitted of several criminal charges, including larceny, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and forgery after the prosecution could not build a case against him in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.
The charges against McLeod arose after the vehicle in question was allegedly found in Tivoli Gardens with some 4,000 rounds of ammunition in it during the May 2010 operation to apprehend Coke, who was then wanted in the United States on drugs and gunrunning charges.
With McLeod’s documents in it, the vehicle was allegedly found in front of Coke’s ‘Presidential Click’ office.
That acquittal came two years after McLeod was freed of illegal possession of ammunition charge after 42 rounds of ammunition were allegedly found in his Oxford Road, New Kingston apartment when he was held in 2011.
He has also been arrested several other times after the police listed him as a “major person of interest” related to crimes committed in the Kingston Western Police Division.