Dispute over parking space causes two deaths of taxi men in Portland

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A simple argument over a parking space has caused the death of two men, one a murder, and the other an apparent suicide. Garfield McDonald, the man A man listed as a person of interest in the stabbing death of a fellow 36 year-old taxi operator in the community of Prospect in Portland on Saturday, has reportedly committed suicide.

McDonald otherwise called Archie, a taxi operator who frequents several communities in Portland to including Fairy Hill, Boston and Prospect was said to have stabbed Kadian McKenzie, popularly known as Kadie, a painter of Fairy Hill in the parish during a dispute over a 'parking space'. 

Hours after the police named him as wanted, McDonald was allegedly found hanging from a tree on a property in Lewis, St Ann on Monday morning.

It was reported on Saturday that at about 3 p.m., McKenzie and McDonald got into an altercation in Prospect in the parish. 


It is alleged that during the dispute, the McDonald used a knife to stab McKenzie multiple times in the neck. 


He later fled the scene.


McKenzie was rushed to the Port Antonio hospital, where he later died.


He is the seventh person to be killed in the parish since the start of the year.


Sources had said that associates of McKenzie had threatened to take the law in their hands if the killer was not apprehended or handed over himself to the police.

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