Family members of 21-year-old businessman, Tevin Parris, are trying to come to grips with his sudden death, which appears to have been a suicide.
The young man’s lifeless body was discovered in his Garnett Street, Campbellville home with a single gunshot wound that entered from his mouth and exited the top of his head. A gun was found close to his hand.
The discovery was made by his uncle, David Parris, who told News Source that he decided to check in on the young man at his home after several calls to his mobile phone went unanswered.
He said there was no forced entry at the house and he discovered his nephew’s body on his bed.
Tevin Parris, managed the family’s popular Korner Kick hangout bar and was also one of the organisers of the Flashback Old School Party, which took place this past weekend before a sold out crowd at the National Park.
The Uncle explained that Tevin was quiet and sort of an introvert, but was also a smart young businessman, who would complete the daily accounts at the family’s two businesses every day.
He said the family knows of no reason that would have triggered the young man’s death.
Investigators have told the family that they intend to await the outcome of a post mortem examination on Wednesday before deciding whether the death ought to be listed as a murder or suicide.
The Uncle said his young nephew had many plans for his future and that makes his death even more difficult to understand. A police probe is underway.