A 16-year-old boy is now in police custody after allegedly stabbing a homeless man during an argument on Thursday.

The man, who has been identified as Dial Seepersad, 44, died on the scene.

According to a police report, Seepersad was standing along the pavement at Dookiesingh Street in St Augustine when he got into an argument with the teenager, during which the teen allegedly pulled out a knife and dealt him one stab.

The man slumped to the ground where he died.

Eyewitness called the police and within minutes the teenager was apprehended and taken into police custody for questioning.

Investigations are continuing. 

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant