Bed-Stuy deli slashing: Woman fatally stabbed inside bodega on Bushwick border

Crime scene: Police are hunting for the woman who they said stabbed another young woman to death inside this deli on the border of Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant on Monday.
Community News Group / Anthony Rotunno

Cops are searching for a slasher who stabbed a young woman to death inside a Bedford-Stuyvesant deli on Monday afternoon, police said.

The female suspect plunged a blade into the chest of the 20-year-old Ebony Young inside the Broadway bodega near Malcolm X Boulevard around 3:52 pm, according to cops, who couldn’t confirm what sparked the deadly altercation, citing their ongoing investigation.

Paramedics rushed Young, a Bushwick resident, to Woodhull Hospital following the attack, where doctors pronounced her dead, according to authorities.

But employees of the shop — which sits on the border of the hip North Brooklyn enclave, next door to a Broadway boutique hotel that opened last year with a website touting its location in “one of the most enticing neighborhoods” — claimed the victim died in the store before emergency responders transported her to the hospital, pointing to the floor in front of the grill where workers cook up breakfast sandwiches, saying “she died right here.”

Mourners erected a small memorial to Young outside the deli on Tuesday, featuring candles and a poster with condolences scrawled on it.

“Rest in peace sis, we love you and always will,” wrote one man who signed his name as Fabian. “You’re in a better place now.”

Cops are examining surveillance footage and interrogating witnesses in order to identify the suspect, according to a police spokesman, who said no arrests have been made in their continuing probe.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach Deputy Editor Anthony Rotunno at arotunno@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8303.
Gone too soon: Mourners erected a memorial to Young outside the bodega on Tuesday.
Community News Group / Anthony Rotunno

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