By Javone Vickerie
A dispute outside of a city strip club ended fatality for a father of one who was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was stabbed a number of times to his abdomen at the North Road.
The victim was identified as 23 year-old Jamal Fernandes, of 14 West La Penitence Housing Scheme.
According to an eyewitness, around 4:00 hours yesterday, Fernandes was leaving the club on North Road in the company of two women when a taxi driver pulled up and threw verbal remarks at one of the women.
The eyewitness further stated that after the comments, Fernandes became annoyed and both men exchanged words outside of the bar but the driver drove away. After stopping at the traffic light the source said that the assailant then saw Fernandes again proceeding towards Regent and North Road where another argument ensued between the two men.
The eyewitness told this publication that during the argument the taxi driver then exited his car and pulled out a knife and began to stab the man in his stomach a number of times.
“At first I thought he was cuffing up the man but then I saw a set of blood start gushing out his belly and I realized that he get stab up so I ran to his recue,” the eyewitness said.
The source added that the aggressor then attempted to make good his escape in his car when a man shot at the wheel but this did not stop him from escaping. A few hours after the stabbing, the eyewitness said that the assailant then went to the Brickdam Police station and told ranks that he was attacked by four men during a robbery. He was then spotted by another eyewitness who was making a report about the stabbing.
“He been in the station and I overheard him telling the police that he got robbed so I stopped him and told them that he lied and explained what really happened,” the eyewitness said.
The source said that the man was then handcuffed and taken into police custody.
The taxi driver had sustained no major injury.
The dead man’s mother said that about 4:30 hours, yesterday, she received a call from one of her relatives who told her that her son was at the hospital. The woman said that after she received the call she immediately rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was greeted with the tragic news.
“I was in so much shock when I went to see his body with all them bores that I can’t remember what happen after then,” the mother said.
The woman said that her son left home around 20:30 hours on Tuesday after notifying her that he was going to a party with a couple of friends. This, she explained, was a normal practice of her son.
The mother said that she could not say if her son had any issues with anyone prior to his murder.
Fernandes was a member of the Pele football group.
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