Tragic incident has rocked the community of Penal, where a man was stabbed to death in broad daylight while on his way to buy dog food.
Christian "Blacks" Hamilton, a local resident, was attacked and killed by an assailant he knew, leaving the community in shock and grief.
The man's body was found on Hibiscus Drive and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The suspect, who is said to be cooperating with authorities, was later detained by police.
Residents spoke to Newsday about their disbelief and sorrow in the wake of this devastating event.
Investigations into the stabbing death of Christian Hamilton are ongoing, with authorities still piecing together the events that led up to the tragic incident.
It is believed that a dispute between Hamilton's friend and the suspect two days prior may have been a catalyst for the attack.
The suspect allegedly confronted Hamilton while he was with his friend, snatching Hamilton's chain and ultimately stabbing him.
However, according to a local resident, Hamilton was an upstanding member of the community who was not involved in any wrongdoing. The suspect is in police custody and is cooperating with authorities.