Captain Barkey found dead with Gun Shot Wounds to his Head
October 13, 2012 - Police are investigating after a man and a woman were found dead early Saturday morning outside a motel in the Bronx.
Police say they found a 50-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman with gunshot wounds to the head in the parking lot of the Holiday Motel just after 3 a.m. Saturday.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.
Police say there are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
The man has since being identify as veteran dancehall artiste Captain Barkey.
Wickerman has confirmed that Captain Barkey was involved in a dangerous love triangle with a married woman, which may have ultimately led to his death in a parking lot of a hotel in the Bronx, New York.
"Mi warn him nuff time because the man is a serious man....him all run down Barkey and the woman already and broadside him car, and Barkey still never waan hear," said Wickerman.
"Mi warn the man man countless times, and the woman married, and she nah lef the man and she still have Barkey. The man trail dem nuff times, and is like the man did waan kill the woman long time but him ah wait till him get she and Barkey together before him do something.
Born Wayne Hamilton, 5th of November , Jamaica, West Indies.
Captain Barkey followed the usual path to prominence, performing on a number of sound systems in Jamaica. He established a notable reputation performing as a resident DJ with the Stereo One sound system alongside Wickerman and Lieutenant Stitchie.
In 1991 he recorded "Gun" and "Original Get And No Chat" for Steely And Clevie, which were popular hits in both the dancehall and on the reggae charts. Following on from the unprecedented success of Shaggy's version of the Folks Brothers' "Oh Carolina", he recorded "Slow Type Of Death" over Brian And Tony Gold's remake of the hit with King Jammy.
His hit was featured on the one-rhythm Carolina My Darling, along with two other cuts from the Captain, "Teck A Man Woman" and the similar "Wok A Man Woman".