An 11-year-old boy has been taken into police custody following the murder of 14-year-old Orane Johnson in Lowe River, Wait-a-Bit, Trelawny yesterday evening.
Reports from the Wait-a-Bit police are that about 4:00 pm the two boys had a heated argument, which escalated into a fight in the normally quiet farming community.
A machete was brought into play, which was used to inflict wounds to the head of the 14-year-old.
He reportedly ran from the road onto nearby premises where he collapsed and died at the root of a banana plant.
The accused who will be 12-years-old later this month, reportedly fled the scene; however he was taken into custody last night.
The police have not ascertained what led to the dispute between the boys.
Meanwhile, residents say the incident has left the entire community in shock and grief.