Port­land man chopped to death

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS -

APort­land man who al­legedly at­tacked an­other male with a ma­chete was chopped to death dur­ing a do­mes­tic dis­pute at Drap­ers Heights in the parish yes­ter­day. The de­ceased has been iden­ti­fied as George Wright of a Drap­ers Heights ad­dress.

A pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the po­lice is sug­gest­ing that the man, who is now in cus­tody, may have acted in self-de­fence, af­ter he re­port­edly came un­der at­tack from Wright on Mon­day and early yes­ter­day morn­ing.

The po­lice said that shortly be­fore 9 a.m. yes­ter­day, Wright con­fronted the man with a ma­chete, while is­su­ing threats and hurl­ing ex­ple­tives at him.

It is re­ported that the man ran in fear for his life, but was chased by Wright. Dur­ing the chase, the man ran into his house and pulled a ma­chete to ward off his at­tacker.

Dur­ing the re­ported sword play, Wright was chopped sev­eral times all over his body and fell to the ground. The man, whose name is be­ing with­held, suf­fered chop wounds and was as­sisted by res­i­dents

Wright was pro­nounced dead by a doc­tor. The other man was treated, and is now in po­lice cus­tody.

Res­i­dents also claim that Wright, who was seem­ingly tar­get­ing the man for sev­eral months now, was also warned by the po­lice to de­sist from do­ing so.

The Port­land po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

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