Man to be Charged after Stabbing Another Man to Death in Front of Barnett Street Police Station

Jamaica Crime News, Montego Bay: The police in St James have confirmed that by this afternoon criminal charges will be laid against a  man who stabbed another man to death during a dispute which occurred in front of the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay, St James on Tuesday, August 7.

The lawmen say by Friday morning, they should be able to release the name of the accused,  who is expected to be charged for the murder of Bryan Johns, 29-year-old  laborer of Gutters district also in St James.

The accused has so far been taken into custody by the Barnett Street Police in connection with the stabbing incident.

Reports by the police are that about 11:36 a.m.,  Johns was standing in the vicinity of the Tastees fast food restaurant and the Barnett Street Police Station when he got involved in dispute with the accused.

A knife was brought into play which was used to stab Johns to his upper body.  A team of police who standing outside the station ran across the road to the scene and took the accused into custody.

The wounded man was transported to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Over the past months, several murders have taken place in the vicinity of the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay.