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Man fatally stabbed near Kingston Central Police, cops alerted by hospital officials

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The police were yesterday uncertain of the identity or gender of the person responsible for the stabbing death of a 51-year-old man in downtown Kingston.

Donovan Miller is believed to have been stabbed following an altercation at 46 East Queen Street yesterday morning.

The incident, which occurred near the Kingston Central Police Station, located at 50 East Queen Street, took place around 8:50.

Reports are that police were alerted by hospital officials that a man had turned up at the Kingston Public Hospital with stab wounds to his body.

He later died.

"The information that we have so far is that he was in an altercation with another person and that person stabbed him," a representative of the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force told The Gleaner yesterday.

In the meantime, the Manchester Police yesterday seized 19 rounds of ammunition in Williamsfield in the parish and have taken nine persons into custody for the find.

Reports are that an operation was being conducted by the lawmen at an apartment complex in the community, where one unit on the premises was searched and a bag containing nineteen 9mm rounds found.

The identities of the nine persons currently in custody are being withheld.