Meet 50 year-old reggaeton singer Wayne Hamilton, also known as Captain Barkey.
Hamilton and his girlfriend, Tracy Bennet, 38, were leaving a motel in Bronx, New York at 3:10 a.m. when they were ambushed by Bennet’s ex-boyfriend.
Joseph Kernizan, 42, waited for Bennet and Hamilton to exit the motel. The jilted lover then fired more than two dozen bullets at the defenseless pair, killing them outside the Holiday Motel at 2291 New England Thruway.
Bennet had time to scream: ‘Don’t do it! Don’t do it!’ before Kernizan (pictured below) allegedly pulled the trigger.
The incident took place after Kernizan approached Hamilton, a reggaeton singer, outside the motel office.
Hamilton, was shot several times in the back of the head as he tried to run away.
Kernizan then turned his attention to his 38-year-old girlfriend standing near a parked Toyota Camry with the motor running and shot her in the head as well.
Witnesses who were celebrating a birthday in a room upstairs said they overheard four to five gunshots break out, before running to see what was happening.
‘I looked out my window and saw a lady standing there,’ party guest Ricky Gugliotta told the New York Daily News.
‘She was begging him not to shoot her, but then he shot her twice and she went down.’
Both Bennett and Hamilton were pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.
Kernizan fled the scene in a blue or green sedan, sources told the Daily News.
Motel patron Augustine Mawugbe, 45, told DNAInfohe was asleep in his room when he heard gunshots.
Mawugbe said he looked outside and saw a tall man in a brown polo shirt firing a pistol.
‘He jumped into the car and drove away. He drove fast,’ he added. He said the man fired about ten times, and got into a light green Toyota Camry or Ford Taurus.
Bennett’s neighbors told the Daily News they often heard her and Kernizan screaming at each other and police were regularly called to their tidy two-story home.
“We always heard them fighting,” said Carolina Manzano.
While neighbors described Bennett, a mother of three, as a sweet woman who was seen leaving her house every morning in nurse scrubs, they said Kernizan stayed out late and often returned in flashy cars.
Not sure what the flashy cars has to do with anything though…
But on another note, now a mother has been taken away frm her children and a singer will be missed because his talent was wiped away…
All because some fool wanted to keep it all to himself…
No one is ever that serious…