By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
A 25-year-old man is dead after he was stabbed multiple times during an argument over “one dollar” around 5pm on Thursday at Wilkinson and Augusta Streets.
According to reports, the victim, who sources identified yesterday as Valentino Rahming, was involved in an argument with another man over a dollar which resulted in Rahming being stabbed multiple times with a knife in his chest, neck and arms. The suspect fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. Sources say the argument over the dollar happened after a game of dice. Rahming was taken to hospital by ambulance in critical condition. He died of his injuries a short time later during surgery.
Police do not have a suspect in custody, but they say they are actively seeking a person of interest.
This murder happened nearly 24 hours after a man was shot, execution style, in Mason’s Addition and 48 hours after National Security Minister Dr Bernard said crime, specifically murders, are down in New Providence.
According to reports, the deceased – who was identified yesterday as Clarence Coakley, aka “Drops” – was sitting at the back of a home around 9:30pm, when a man armed with a handgun, approached him and shot him in the back of his head before fleeing on foot. Coakley was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information on either of these homicides is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.