The Star (Jamaica)

Popular cabbie stabbed to death at stop light

- – H.B.

The Freeport police in St James have commenced a probe into Tuesday’s daring daylight knife attack in Montego Bay, in which a popular taxi operator was killed.

The deceased has been identified as 45-year-old Stevon Little of Moyhall community, also in St James. Reports by the police are that shortly after 4 p.m., Little who plied the downtown Montego Bay route to Moyhall, had just picked up passengers in his Toyota Voxy bus which he operated as a taxi. On reaching the intersecti­on along Alice Eldemire Drive and Bogue main road, a man wearing a mask ran up to Little’s vehicle, brandished a knife and stabbed him multiple times to his upper body. The killer then ran from the scene and escaped in a waiting motor car.

The incident resulted in a massive traffic pile-up which stretched for several miles in every direction. On the arrival of the police, the scene was processed and the body removed to the morgue for post mortem. A woman who said that she was a passenger in the taxi, said that she was left traumatise­d.

“Mi nearly mess up mi self. Mi shock after Little pull up a the traffic light an all of a sudden mi see the boy jus’ run come up an’ stab him up,” the frightened woman stated. “Everybody start scream and run out a di bus. Mi nuh stop run.”

The police are reporting that they are working on strong leads and hope to make an early breakthrou­gh.

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