Ottawa police have charged an 18-year-old Ottawa man with second-degree murder in the shooting death of father and musician Markland “Jahiant” Campbell.
(CMR) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reports have surfaced that Canada-based Jamaican artiste Markland Campbell AKA Jahiant (42) was shot dead by an 18-year-old last Friday.
The teen, Donald Musselman, from Ottawa has since been charged with second degree murder of the father and musician.
The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. along ByWard Market Square between York and George streets. Campbell collapsed to the sidewalk near York Street outside the central ByWard Market building. He died in hospital.
Hours before he was shot, Campbell learned that HalfSizeGiants will be part of a mainstream radio campaign, significantly boosting the group’s airtime.
Campbell’s friends said he was a father of four.
The shooting happened during a bustling evening in the market, right at the beginning of the NBA Finals Game 4 between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors. Visitors packed the tourist district to watch the game on bar and restaurant televisions.
Musselman appeared via video link in a courtroom Sunday morning, a day after major crime detectives arrested him in connection with the shooting. A justice of the peace ordered Musselman not to contact several people before setting June 13 for his next court appearance.
According to reports, investigators are yet to recover the gun used in the shooting.
Campbell who grew up in Portmore, St Catherine, made his first appearance on stage at age 13 on a talent show in Gregory Park.
He migrated to Canada shortly after and embarked on a music career. In 2012 Jahiant released his debut album, Life Is The Limit, produced by Jah Bless Independent Records.