By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
AN 18-year-old became the country’s latest murder victim when he was stabbed in the neck by another man during an argument over a woman.
As reported in yesterday’s Tribune, it happened around 2pm Monday off Charles Saunders Highway.
Police say the victim, who sources say is Shawn Munnings, was involved in a domestic argument that escalated into a physical confrontation with another man. As a result Shawn was stabbed in his neck with a knife.
He was taken to hospital by a private vehicle where he died of his injuries around 5:30pm.
Officer in Charge of the Central Detective Unit, Paul Rolle said police do not have anyone in custody over the incident, but are following significant leads.
He did confirm that the fight was “over a female”, but could not say what the woman’s relationship was with either the suspect or the victim.
The murder count now stands at 12 for the year.
Meanwhile, police are investigating a stabbing incident that happened at a local night club and resulted in four men being stabbed.
According to reports, the victims, ages 21 and 19, were at Club Waterloo on East Bay Street when they got into an argument with another group of men.
All the victims received minor stabs wounds and were treated in hospital then released.
Investigations are continuing.
Police are also requesting the public’s assistance in locating the suspect/s responsible for three armed robberies that occurred on Monday.
In the first incident, around 2 pm, a man armed with a handgun, entered a supermarket in Peardale, where he demanded cash and robbed the store of an undetermined amount of money, before fleeing on foot.
In the second incident, around 7:45pm a man was walking on Malcolm Road East, when a man armed with a handgun approached him, robbed him of cash and fled on foot.
The final incident occurred around 10:30pm. A woman reported that she was about to get into a vehicle in front of her Baillou Hill Road home, when four men in a vehicle approached her and robbed her of a laptop computer and two cell phones.
The men then sped off.
Police are actively investigating all of these matters and are asking any member of the public who might have information to contact them at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.