Police Confirm Man Arrested After Fatal Stabbing

June 15, 2020

[Updated with video] A police press conference will be held at 11.30am this morning [June 15] to update the public on the violent events of this past weekend, including the stabbing death of a 22-year-old man, the shooting of a 24-year-old man in St. George’s and a large fight at John Smith’s Bay.

Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley said in a post on social media, “I recognise we are all extremely shocked, saddened and in many cases angry to the events of this weekend. Another young life lost to a senseless act of violence alongside the events of Saturday.

“There is no excuse to what has happened; whether it be drink, holiday weekend, the post reaction to shelter in place, inter gang rivalry or anything else.

“The BPS Serious Crime Unit, alongside uniformed officers, have worked tirelessly through the night to control issues. Suspects are being identified, arrests are being made, those responsible will be brought to justice. Additionally increased resources will be in place to reassure the public.

“I thank those who have reached out to me from the community to offer support. The BPS has their job to do but we as a community need to stick together not least as we still have a journey to defeat COVID.

“A press conference will take place today at 11.30am to provide relevant information. In turn I will keep you posted on here with information.”

Update: Video of the police press conference

Detective Sergeant Jason Smith confirmed that one person has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing last night.

“Later on yesterday, police officers received a report of a disturbance at the Warwick Shell gas station. Police officers attended to that scene and it was discovered that a man had been stabbed,” Detective Sergeant Smith said.

“That investigation is ongoing and to date, one man has been taken into custody in connection with that incident.”

He added, “There are active inquiries that are continuing as we speak to locate and to arrest other men who are also responsible and involved in that particular inquiry.”
“At the time of that incident, we are aware that there were lots of persons who were in the vicinity of the gas station who were either getting fuel or were inside, and also we are aware that there were a number of people in vehicles who were driving past the gas station at the time of the incident.

“What I can tell you about that inquiry is that the incident began in the parking lot of the gas station, and it continued along the South Road heading west, where we believe that in that vicinity, the young man was stabbed.

“We are also aware that the suspects involved in that incident left the scene in a motor car and that motor car is of particular interest to us as investigators.”  

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