Popular American businessman and Dancehall promoter, Corey Todd is recovering tonight after he was shot and injured in an attempted robbery outside Taboo Nightclub in Montego Bay early Thursday morning.
The incident happened around 5 a.m. when Todd, who is the principal owner of Taboo, was closing the club when two men on a motorcycle pulled up and fired several shots at him, hitting him in the hand.
An off-duty police officer passing by the scene chased after the men and fired shots, killing one of them while the other escaped.
Todd is reportedly in stable condition in hospital and in good spirits.
The Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) is investigating the matter; theorizing that the attempted murder of Todd may have been a hit. Some entertainment websites are claiming that the man who was shot and killed by the police officer was sent to shoot Todd by a New Kingston club owner who had grown weary of Todd’s prominence within the club scene in the area as a branch of Taboo Nightclub is also operated along that strip.
Todd is most famous for his association with now incarcerated Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel, who he teamed with on several projects, including Street Vybz Rum and Daggering Condoms. He has also worked with artists such as Aidonia, Jahvinci, Masicka and Konshens.