Friday 19 July, 2019

Man in custody for stabbing death of Portland woman

The Portland police have taken a male suspect into custody in connection with the stabbing death of a woman in Port Antonio in the parish on Monday.

The deceased woman has been identified as Ebony Harris of a Portland address.

Reports are that about 5:00 p.m., the woman was in a bar on William Street in Port Antonio, when she was approached by a man.

The two got engaged in an argument, during which the man reportedly used a knife to stab Harris multiple times before fleeing the scene.

Harris was assisted to a hospital, where she died while undergoing treatment.

The incident marked five reported homicides in Portland since the start of the year.

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