Monday 17 February, 2020

Annotto Bay teen ‘accidentally’ stabbed during prank, dies

Annotto Bay, St Mary has been plunged into mourning once again after a teenager from the community died Thursday when he was reportedly accidentally stabbed.

The deceased has been identified as 15-year-old Rushawn Duncan of Cricket River in Annotto Bay, St Mary. 

The police have indicated that they don't suspect foul play in the teen's death, but they are carrying out a full investigation into the incident.

Initial reports suggest that at about 9:15 pm, Duncan and another friend were hiding in bushes to play a prank on a 16-year-old friend. 

The 16-year-old was reportedly, at the time, walking home with a ratchet knife that was opened in his hand. 

Duncan jumped out of the bushes to surprise him and was accidentally stabbed, according to reports.

He was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The 16-year-old was taken into custody and was questioned. He is to be handed over into the custody of the Child Development Agency (CDA). 

It's the latest tragedy to rock  Annotto Bay, following a triple murder in the community on Monday morning. 

In that incident, 33-year-old Lincoln Crossdale, otherwise called Blacks, Ricardo Griffiths, 25, alias Ricky and 24-year-old Sherwayne Campbell, all of Annotto Bay, St Mary, were brutally murdered.

The men were ambushed at about 9:30 am by about seven masked gunmen as they arrived on a farm in Long Road with the intention of cleaning up a plot of land.

Crossdale was suspected to have been a gang leader, while the other two men were said to have been involved in criminal acts. 

The police have not yet made a breakthrough in that killing.

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