Plantation man arrested in stabbing at Beach Road Trip event

Kemar Dennis faces charge of attempted second-degree murder after Keys stabbing

Kemar Dennis was arrested Monday in Broward County.
Kemar Dennis was arrested Monday in Broward County.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Plantation man wanted in connection with the stabbing of a New York man at a concert in the Florida Keys was arrested Monday in Broward County, Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.

Kemar Dennis, 26, faces a charge of attempted second-degree murder. He was released from jail on a $150,000 bond.

Herrin said Dennis stabbed Rodger Harrison, 33, earlier this month during the annual Beach Road Trip celebration in Islamorada.

Witnesses, including security staff, said the two men got into a confrontation near the stage, and Dennis stabbed the victim. A security officer tackled Dennis and tried to detain him, but Dennis broke free and ran away before deputies arrived, Herrin said.

Harrison was flown to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in Miami to be treated for life-threatening injuries, including lacerations to his liver.

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