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Wanted dead or alive? - Man listed by police last week killed, buried in Trinidad, says relative

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter
Photo of Yeahkark Walker in his work attire in Trinidad, where he went by the name ‘Jameek Taylor’.
Photo of Yeahkark Walker in his work attire in Trinidad, where he went by the name ‘Jameek Taylor’.

A man who the police recently listed among the island’s most wanted last week, appealing for information to find him, is dead and buried in Trinidad and Tobago, his family has confirmed.

In a social media post on December 22, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) listed Yeahkark Walker, among others, as wanted in the Kingston West Police Division, enticing Jamaicans to “get a little extra” in their pockets this Christmas by providing credible information on the subject, criminal activities, illegal guns, and ammunition.

Gleaner checks have revealed that the police were still unaware of Walker’s demise up to yesterday, with communications head Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay saying that the police would probe the matter.

“Well, I am sure if we knew that, then he certainly would not be on our wanted list. We can check to see if anyone else has that information and if the investigators can act on it,” she told The Gleaner.

Information received from the family by our news team has been corroborated with police reports in the twin-island republic.

The relative who spoke to our news team on condition of anonymity said that upon moving to Trinidad, Walker had assumed the identity of ‘Jameek Taylor’ after eluding local dragnets to capture him.

Changed his lifestyle

“He changed his lifestyle and was employed as a security guard there. He was killed on Friday, July 24, coming from work, and according to what I hear, is a girl set him up, the relative said.

A report in the Trinidad press said that about 8:30 p.m. on the day, the Jamaican fugitive was on his way home from work when he was pounced upon by gunmen at St Mary’s Junction in Freeport, Trinidad.

The gunmen reportedly shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene in a white sedan motor car.

He reportedly died at the scene.

“We saw some video footage that persons took when he was killed. He was even buried in Trinidad not long after,” the relative said, adding, “Is not something that was loud up.”

Further checks by The Gleaner unearthed that Walker, otherwise called ‘Prince’, of Sunlight Street, Kingston 13, was featured on a March 2018 JCF most wanted list.

Ryan Peterkin, otherwise called ‘Ratty’, and Delano Wilmott, otherwise called ‘Prekeh Bwoy’, who has since been killed in separate gunbattles with the security forces, were also on that list.

It is believed that Walker left Jamaica shortly after that list was published by the police in 2018.

andre.williams@gleanerjm.com