Police are searching for a Venezuelan man who allegedly stabbed another Venezuelan man to death early Sunday.
According to reports, the victim who has been identified as Jose Jimenez was arguing with another man at a house in Ajodha Road Extension, Bejucal, Cunupia around 7.30 am.
The suspect allegedly stabbed Jimenez twice before fleeing the scene with the murder weapon.
Jimenez, 32, died at the scene.
Police say both men were seen liming together on Saturday night but there is no word yet on what may have sparked the argument.
Two other Venezuelan men, whom police say may have witnessed the incident, could not be interviewed as they could not speak English.
Arrangements were made for an interpreter to assist in interviewing the men today.
While officers said they did not have a description of the suspect, they confirmed that Airport Authority staff had been notified of the incident and were asked to be on the alert for anyone acting suspiciously while trying to leave the country.
Police said both the victim and the suspect were granted asylum seeker certificates by the Living Waters Community but could not say when they entered the country.
The house where the incident occurred belongs to a Cunupia man, who said he allowed four Venezuelan men to stay there about two weeks ago because they had nowhere else to reside. The man said he did not know much about the Venezuelans but gave them odd jobs around the property so they could make money to buy food and other essential items.
Sgt Elvin of the Region Three Homicide Division and other officers visited the scene and the man’s body was sent to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex mortuary.
A post mortem is expected to be done on Monday.