On Thursday, May 28, 2020 at approximately 2355 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an assault in progress in the vicinity of 417 Newport Street, within the confines of the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn.
Upon arrival, officers were informed that a male was stabbed in the mouth following a dispute near the corner of Newport Street and Van Sinderen Avenue.
The 29-year-old male victim was removed from the scene prior to the arrival of police, and transported, via private means, to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.
649 Vermont Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 22-year-old individual has been arrested and charged on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 2215 hours within the confines of the 75th Precinct.
828 E. 222 Street
Bronx, NY 10467
- criminal possession of a weapon.
The investigation remains ongoing.
All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.