An 11-year-old boy has been taken into police custody following the murder of a 14-year-old boy in Lowe River, Wait-a-Bit, Trelawny, Jamaica on Monday evening.

Reports from the Wait-a-Bit police are that about 4:00pm on Monday the two boys had a heated argument, which escalated into a fight.

A machete was brought into play, which was used to inflict wounds to the head of 14-year-old Orane Johnson. He reportedly ran from the road onto nearby premises where he collapsed and died at the root of a banana plant.

According to the Jamaica Observer, the alleged machete wielder, who will be 12-years-old later this month, reportedly fled the scene; however he was taken into custody on Monday night.

The police have not ascertained what led to the dispute between the boys.

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