Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Cops hunting for suspect following stabbing death in Ocho Rios

A man is dead and another on the run after a dispute reportedly led to fatality in the tourist resort town of Ocho Rios in St Ann on Monday evening.

The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Ian Grant of a Pimento Walk address in the parish.

The police reported that Grant and another man were involved in a dispute in the Ocho Rios Market and despite the efforts of onlookers to broker peace, both men continued to go at each other.

Things boiled over when the now murder suspect reportedly armed himself with a knife and stabbed Grant before fleeing the scene.

Grant reportedly died on the spot before he could receive medical attention.

The police have not revealed the identity of the suspect, but say they are following several leads geared at taking him into custody.

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