‘Armed robbery’ now classified as murder


Tribune Staff Reporter


THE STABBING death of a teenage boy on Wednesday has now been classified as a murder, according to Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson.

Initial police reports said the 18 year old was stabbed while attempting to rob a 28-year-old woman on Miami Street around 1am.

However, ACP Ferguson said police now have “doubts” about the version of events that police were initially told.

He said police expect to file charges soon in connection with the killing.

According to police, a woman reported earlier this week that she had stabbed a teenager who had tried to rob her while she was walking on Miami Street. When police arrived at the scene, they found a teenaged boy lying on the ground with a stab wound in his chest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not identified the victim, but The Tribune understands he is 18-year-old Franklyn Stubbs of Miami Street.

Despite an official police report classifying the incident as an attempted armed robbery, sources close to the case claim that the victim and the suspect were in a relationship.

Police sources claim the victim was “embroiled in a heated argument with his girlfriend” at his home when he was stabbed in the left side of his chest “straight to the heart”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.


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