Brianna Destiny McKoy was reportedly found dead in her condo in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Thursday night, sources close to her family said. Brianna was the daughter of legendary dancehall DJ and Sound System Selector Ricky Trooper from Killamanjaro and Sound Trooper Sound System.
Connecticut police confirmed that the 23-year-old was discovered unresponsive around 11:20 am at her home, 333 Vincellette Street in Coachlight Square condos, where she lived with her two children. Police Captain Kevin Gilleran confirmed that the deceased was shot several times. Police were unable to perform emergency services as the victim had already passed away when cops arrived.
“This appears to be an isolated incident where the victim knew her attacker,” Captain Kevin Gilleran was quoted by media reports. The incident shocked the quiet Bridgeport community.
The police asked that citizens report any tips or information to Homicide Detective Keith Hanson at 203-581-5243 or 203-576-TIPS. Police also put out a wanted poster for Derrick Francis, a 40-year-old man cops say is armed and dangerous.Ricky Trooper, whose real name is Garfield Mckoy, has not reacted publicly to the news of his daughter’s killing. He was reportedly close to his daughter and has often shared his love for her. The death has sent shockwaves in the dancehall community as fellow artists shared condolences to Trooper. Among those who sent words of comfort were Bounty Killer, Busy Signal, Foota Hype, Jesse Royal, Bugle and many others.
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