Taxi driver killed in Seaview Gardens

January 05, 2023
Javon Ferguson
Javon Ferguson

When Javon Ferguson conversed with his sister Kadian on Tuesday night, he spoke at length about his plans to own his own taxi.

Unfortunately, the 31-year-old will never get a chance to realise his dreams, as he was killed on Wednesday morning in Seaview Gardens, Kingston 11.

"Him say him want to sort out his own taxi because is someone else's vehicle he was driving. He was saving to do it, too. He told me he was going to make some changes in his life was well," Kadian said.

According to police reports, at 8:30 a.m., residents reportedly heard explosions and alerted the police. When the lawmen arrived, the cab driver was found slumped over the steering wheel of a grey Toyota Fielder. The crime scene was processed and his body removed to the morgue for a post-mortem.

It is also reported that Ferguson unwittingly picked up his killer, who was posing as a passenger. Upon reaching a section of Seaview Gardens, the man requested a stop and alighted from the vehicle, before shooting Ferguson in the upper body.

Kadian said when she saw her phone ringing constantly, she knew something was wrong. She then began to decline the calls, as she had a gut feeling it was bad news.

"Mi see mi sister calling me and I decline her call; and I see other family members calling and I said, 'Jesus, I can't take it.' When I answer my brother call, him tell mi that Javon dead, an' all mi could do was scream out," she said.

Ferguson, who lived in Portmore, St Catherine, worked as a bus driver for a number of years before he began plying the Seaview Gardens to Half-Way Tree route.

Another of Ferguson's siblings described him as a hard-working individual who had a lot of positive plans for his life.

"Is definetly him dem come fa, because where he was, yuh can see say dem ask for a turn off," the sibling stated.

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