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Son of Jamaican Soccer Chief Killed

July 27, 1999

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ Attackers shot and killed the son of Horace Burrell, president of Jamaica’s Football Federation, police said Tuesday.

Tahj Burrell, 20, and a friend, Jason Byles, were shot as they were entering a Kingston pizza restaurant Sunday night, Sgt. Victor Henry said.

Byles returned fire with his own gun before being killed. Burrell was pronounced dead at University Hospital, Henry said.

A motive for the slayings was under investigation. There were no immediate arrests.

Horace Burrell guided Jamaica’s national soccer team, known as the ``Reggae Boyz,″ to its first-ever World Cup appearance at the 1998 tournament in France. Jamaica finished 22nd out of 32 teams.

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