Man in custody after 15-year-old boy fatally stabbed on Bed-Stuy street

Police investigate the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Bedford-Stuyvesant on June 17.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A man is in custody after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in broad daylight Thursday — reportedly over parking.

Authorities say that at 2:30 pm on June 17, police responded to a call regarding a young man stabbed in front of 168 Decatur St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Upon their arrival, officers found 15-year-old Troy Lovik at the scene with a stab wound to his chest.

EMS rushed Lovik, of Amboy Street, to NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, where he was pronounced dead. 

A 48-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene with charges pending against him, according to police. At this time, the motive behind the stabbing remains unclear, but authorities told Brooklyn Paper that the dispute may have started over parking.

Markers at the scene.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A Police Department spokesperson said Friday that Lovick and a group of friends may have been blocking the suspect from trying to leave his parking spot, at which point “some words were exchanged and that’s when this thing happened.”

The investigation is ongoing, and police have deemed the incident a homicide.

This story first appeared on AMNY.com.