Bounty Killer was Robbed at gun point and relieved of $500,000
Dancehall icon Bounty Killer was the victim of an armed robbery last Friday night, The Star understands.
According to reports, Bounty Killer, whose real name is Rodney Price, was said to have been pounced upon by men who relieved him of $500,000 in cash, jewelery, and other valuables.
Police are following leads after Bounty Killer, and his girlfriend were robbed by four men at gunpoint on Friday night.
It is understood that during the ordeal, Bounty’s girlfriend reportedly chopped one of the men in the face with a kitchen utensil before they made their escape.
The two were robbed of over half a million Jamaican dollars, two high-end cell phones, and a Rolex.
But the Killer is not “cross, anger, or miserable” after being robbed of such valuables, but he is more thankful that his life was spared.
Efforts to speak with the artiste proved futile yesterday, but when worldwide876media contacted his management team, the incident was confirmed, but very little details were given surrounding the matter.
The robbery is said to have taken place at approximately 9 p.m., along a thoroughfare off Waltham Park Road in St Andrew.
Meanwhile, the show must go on as Bounty is expected to host his annual ‘It’s Tha Party’ event slated to take place this Friday at Sabina Park.
The ‘War Lord’ has recently partnered with Hennessy which will be sponsoring the birthday bash.
Following the incident, the dancehall deejay said: “what nuh cost life nuh cost nutten.”
Social media went into a frenzy after news broke about what had happened to the ‘poor people governor’, with most in disbelief that anyone could really commit such an act against an artiste who as been an advocate for the poorer class and as helped so many to achieve success.
One user commented “dem dwoy da fi bloodcl##t ded..dem dis the five star general mi vex rasta killa big up yuh self..” while another stated “Thats unfortunate but you said it best ” hungry again dem ago see mi 9″”.
Meanwhile, the police are still investigating.
In related news, Bounty will celebrate his 44th birthday on June 12. An event dubbed It’s a Party will be held on Friday June 10, to mark the special occasion.