Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Jexol Skinner, an Insurance Brooker of Edinboro.

According to investigations, about 4:30 p.m. on 04.08.2021 the deceased was at a Barbershop within Baynes Building located on Halifax Street, Kingstown when he allegedly got into an altercation with Barrington Cornwall, a barber of Prospect. Skinner was allegedly stabbed multiple times about his body with a pair of scissors. He was subsequently rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Barrington Cornwall is currently in police custody assisting with the investigations.

A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted on the deceased to ascertain the exact cause of death.

Skinner’s death marks the twenty fourth (24th) homicide for the year 2021.

Persons with information pertaining to this investigation are asked to contact the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Crimes at 1784-456-1339 or the officer in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department/Major Crimes Unit at 1784-456-1810 or any Police Station or Police Officer you are comfortable with. All information will be treated confidentially.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.