Bronx man stabbed to death over parking lot dispute in New York’s first homicide of 2023

Bronx man stabbed to death over parking lot dispute in New York’s first homicide of 2023
Bronx man stabbed to death over parking lot dispute in New York’s first homicide of 2023

NEW YORK – New York City marked its first homicide of 2023 just hours into the new year.

A 63-year-old man was stabbed to death outside his apartment building in Claremont Village, Bronx.

Sources say he was stabbed after an argument over parking on College Avenue. A memorial with candles and his picture now stands in his honor.

His neighbor Marta Roman said she couldn’t believe he left.

“He helped anyone who knocked on his door, anyone,” she said. “I was diagnosed with cancer, he always made sure I had food. If I needed to go somewhere, he made sure I got there.”

She said she last saw him a few hours before he was killed and he continued to be generous.

“When the ball fell, he knocked on my door. He said to me, “Happy New Year”, and he said, “Open your hand”, and the man put money in my hand. And I said, “No! ‘ And he said, ‘No, here, happy new year,'” she said.

Just before 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day, police responded to a 911 call from two people who were stabbed. The man and a 38-year-old woman were taken to hospital by private means.

An investigation found the stabbing occurred outside an apartment building on College Avenue near East 169th Street. According to police sources, it was a dispute over parking.

Witnesses said there had been an argument between two men. The suspect fled.

“What happened there in a parking spot was unethical, unheard of, it’s ridiculous,” Roman said. “Whoever did it, because I don’t know who did it, must really get caught.”

The woman who was stabbed is in stable condition in hospital.

The man’s name has not been released by police.

Anyone with information about the stabbing or the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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