Police hunt for man accused of stabbings


Tribune Staff Reporter


POLICE are still on the hunt for the person or persons responsible for stabbing a man to death and critically injuring another man on Saturday.

Officer in charge of the Central Detective Unit, Paul Rolle said police are “talking to a few people” but have no one in custody. He is asking anyone with information to come forward.

According to reports, around 8:30pm police received reports of gunfire at a government apartment complex, also known as the “Big Yard” on East Street just opposite Coconut Grove Avenue.

When they arrived on the scene, Supt Rolle said eyewitnesses said several people had gathered at the complex when a gold SUV entered the yard. At least one of the men got out of the vehicle and opened fire on a group, hitting one man in the head.

While at the scene, Mr Rolle said: “As the persons got back into the SUV and attempted to get away, heading south on East Street, they were pursued by a group of persons and the vehicle crashed into a pole, as you see behind me. At that point, persons who were pursuing them produced weapons and discharged into the vehicle where both persons on the inside of the vehicle were shot.”

A short time later, both wounded men got out of the vehicle and were chased south. Their assailants then stabbed one of the men multiple times. He was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital where he died from his injuries.

While police did not officially release an identity, police sources said he is Rashad McIntosh, of Pinewood Gardens.

The other man, police believe, was taken to hospital by private vehicle. He and the victim shot in his head are in critical condition.

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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