Police have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the first homicide in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the year 2021.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Jason Martin, a 47-year-old mason, of Belmont, who died on Wednesday, after being chopped.
Police said that about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Martin and another man, also of Belmont, got into an altercation and Martin received a single chop wound to his left foot.
Martin later went to his home where his niece later found him in a pool of blood.
Officers from the Calliaqua Police Station were alerted and they visited the scene at Martin’s home.
Martin was rushed to the Levi Latham Health Centre to seek medical attention and was later transferred to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted on the body to ascertain the exact cause of death.
Martin’s death marks the first homicide for the year 2021.
Persons with information pertaining to this investigation are asked to calls 1784-456-1339, 1784-458-4200 or any police station or speak with any police officer with whom you are comfortable with.
All information will be treated confidentially, police said in a press statement.