A 15-year-old boy was detained on Tuesday in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Kyle Cayona.

The teen, who is from St Joseph, was held by police around 4 pm while at his home at the Ranch Setters Eco Resort, Cumuto Road and taken to the Maracas Police Station.

He was arrested by a team of officers from the Northern Division Task Force (West) led by Cpl Forde and Cpl Gooding.

The operation was coordinated by ACP Samaroo, Snr Supt Ramphall and spearheaded by W/ASP Powder, Insp Pitt, and Insp Highly.

Police said on October 17 at about 10 am Cayona was killed during a confrontation allegedly over money. The incident occurred at Mayfield Avenue, Valsayn.

The 25-year-old, who was stabbed in the abdomen was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he later succumbed to his injuries.