they took off on a heading to Kodia Point, a rogue gas giant, where they would change vectors for Varania Station, in the Disputed Zone. Another ship was following them out of Romekia, at the last minute moving up on them trying to crowd them so they couldn't jump. The PCs ship shot forward at the last second and made it into jump. When they came down at Kodia Point, they had not been in system for fifteen minutes when a ship came out of jump right on their tail.
The Captain knew it must be a the same ship that crowded them before Jump, as it came in on the Romekia Vector, and that it must be a hunter ship like theirs, because of the speed it showed in Romekia system, and by it's behavior in crowding them, but it showed a different name on it's transponder than the ship in Romekia system.
They were still coming in a .8c, as was their tail, as they had not yet made their first velocity dump, so they were still blind to what was in the Kodia Point area as they were just behind their own wavefront. The Captain knew that the species in that ship must be active in Jump, and only the Tamberlin and the Malamo were so, and the Malamo were pacifists who were miserable with technology. This ship had to be a Tamberlin hunter ship like them, and that meant it was an enemy. He ordered a salvo fired down their tail, and the kinetic killer shots absolutely shredded the other hunter. Now, this was pretty much mass murder, but as they dumped v to make their turn, they found the system empty. No witnesses.