Man dies following Gerritsen Beach bar fight

Man dies following Gerritsen Beach bar fight
Police say that a young man was stabbed twice following a bar brawl outside of a Gerritsen Avenue laundromat shortly after 1 am on Thursday. Several hours later, the victim’s brother, who was also involved in the bar fight, turned up dead in Plumb Beach Channel.
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One person was killed and another gravely wounded following a Gerritsen Beach bar fight on Aug. 18.

Police said that 28-year-old E. 34th Street resident Timothy Murray and his brother Ryan were involved in a brawl inside a Gerritsen Beach Avenue bar near Everett Avenue shortly after 1 am. The violent clash spilled out into the street and a group of three males chased down and attacked Ryan Murray outside of the White Wave Laundromat on Gerritsen Beach Avenue — stabbing him multiple times.

The blog Gerritsenbeach.net reported that Ryan Murray stumbled across the street and collapsed in a thatch of weeds. Paramedics rushed him to Kings County Hospital, where he was in stable condition after treatment.

Later, just before 7:30 am, Timothy Murray’s body was found floating along Plumb Beach Channel at the foot of Gerritsen Avenue.

But it remained unclear how he died by late Thursday.

“It was possible that [Timothy Murray] was involved in a fight, but it’s unknown if he was stabbed or not,” an NYPD spokesman said.

An autopsy was scheduled for Friday.

Police sources say that they are questioning someone regarding the stabbing, but wouldn’t say who.

Anyone with information regarding either incident is urged to call the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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