A young man, believed to be in his 20s has succumbed to his injuries after being involved in a stabbing incident at the West End Sailboat Club earlier this evening. While details are few at this time, we have been told that the incident occurred after a fight broke out at the establishment. We will have more information as its arises.
UPDATE: Police Chief Inspector Na’imah Astwood issued the following statement: “About 7.15 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, Police received several 911 calls regarding a disturbance at the West End Sailboat Club, which was hosting the wake of the late Jahcari Francis.
“On arrival it was ascertained that two males had been transported to KEMH, both suffering stab wounds.
“Unfortunately one of the males has succumbed to his injuries; the other is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
“The victim will not be identified until the next of kin have been notified. More information will be provided in due time.
“Police are currently processing the scene. We are appealing for witnesses, particularly anyone who was at the West End Sailboat Club or in the general vicinity to contact Acting Insp. Dean Martin of the Serious Crime Unit on 7172074 or 247-1739 or the confidential Crime Stoppers Hotline on 800-8477.”