Man dies after Brighton Beach stabbing

Crime scene tape at the homicide on Brighton 4th Beach Avenue.
Police cordoned off a Brighton Beach roadway after a man was stabbed outside a store early Friday morning.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A blade-wielding crook stabbed a man to death in the middle of a Brighton Beach roadway early Friday morning. 

Police responded to a 911 call at 404 Brighton Beach Ave. at around 3:47 am, where they found the bloodied victim with multiple stab wounds to the chest outside of 2 Brother’s Wholesale & Retail. 

Police cordoned off 404 Brighton Beach Ave. after a man was stabbed in the vicinity Friday morning.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Paramedics rushed the man, who has not yet been identified by police, to NYU Langone Hospital in Sunset Park, where doctors pronounced him dead.

Cops have not yet made any arrests in the case, and the investigation remains ongoing.

A call to the number listed on 2 Brother’s storefront returned a message that it was no longer in service. Police had cordoned off the market Friday morning, where blood still lay on the sidewalk.

Detectives investigate the scene.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

There were five murders in the 60th Precinct, which includes Brighton Beach, Coney Island, and Gravesend, between Jan. 1 and Aug. 22 of this year, NYPD crime statistics show. That’s a slight dip from the seven murders recorded at this point in 2020.

Citywide, the NYPD has recorded 287 killings in the Five Boroughs during that span — a 1.4 percent dip from the same time period in 2020.