The Police have confirmed that a 38-year-old Villa man is in their custody, assisting with investigations into the country’s latest homicide.
The killing of 36-year-old Christopher Smithers of Friars Hill Development – a well-known Xtreme Fitness Gym trainer – is the second homicide for 2022.
It is reported that he and the suspect were involved in an altercation, during which the suspect allegedly armed himself with a sharp object to stab the deceased.
Smithers was transported to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre for attention, but later succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced dead at approximately 6:45 p.m., the Police say.
The Villa man was taken into custody shortly after the incident.
One media entity is reporting that the suspect might be suffering from mental issues or is a vagrant.
According to the lawmen, they are in the process of interviewing a number of people who might be able to assist them further in their investigations.
The incident occurred on St. John’s Street in the vicinity of Pita Pocket at around 6:23 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.