THE FAMILY of a Sea Lots man who was stabbed to death after he bumped into a group of women along the Brian Lara Promenade, in Port of Spain are pleading with the police to solve the crime.
Akil Adams, 22, of Production Avenue, a father of one, was stabbed to the chest during the confrontation and succumbed to his injuries at the Port of Spain General Hospital on Saturday.
The victim's sister, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, however, described him as one of the most peaceful people she had ever known.
"He is not into this fighting thing because I know for a fact that he usually loses any fight he gets into," she said.
She said the family was originally from Point Fortin and his funeral will be scheduled for this week at a Point Fortin church.
"I really want the police to solve this case because my brother did not deserve to die like this," she added.
According to the police around 1.30 a.m. last Saturday, Adams and a friend were walking west along the Promenade near First Citizens bank's Promenade Branch when Adams reportedly bumped into a group of women.
The women were accompanied by a man who sported several gold teeth, police said.
During an argument between the two groups, Adams was held by the man while one of the women took out a small knife from her purse and stabbed Adams to the left side of his chest puncturing his lungs and heart, according to an eyewitness.
Adams's friend was also beaten during the confrontation, police said.
The injured man was taken to hospital by a truck driver while the assailants ran away, police said. Adams died around 9 a.m. on Saturday.
An autopsy yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, confirmed that Adams died as a result of a single stab wound to the chest.
His killing has taken the murder toll to 32, according to an Express tally. The toll for the same period last year stood at 33.
Homicide Bureau officers are continuing investigations.