Carl Cameron, 48, a vendor of 33 Lyng Street, Charlestown was stabbed to death yesterday around 18:00hrs by a 30-year-old man.
Police say that one week before the incident, the suspect accused the victim of sharing a photo on social media with the accused and his girlfriend being intimate.
On the date and time mentioned, the victim was in front of his yard selling confectioneries, when the suspect went up to him with a pointed object – suspected to be an icepick in his right hand – and dealt the victim five stabs; three to his chest and two to his back.
The victim fell to the ground and the suspect made good his escape.
Cameron was picked up and taken to a city hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a doctor while receiving medical attention.
Checks were made for the suspect but he was not located.
Investigations are ongoing.