Police search for suspect behind deadly stabbing at East New York deli

A man was stabbed multiple times at a Blake Avenue deli on May 24.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Police are seeking the killer who stabbed a 23-year-old man to death following a dispute at an East New York deli on Sunday night, officials said.

Cops found the victim with stab wounds in the chest, back and neck outside a deli on the corner of Blake Avenue and Milford Street at 6:11 pm on May 24 after receiving a 911 call, police said. 

First responders rushed the man to Brookdale University Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

Upon further investigation, police learned that the victim became embroiled in a dispute inside the deli before he stumbled out of the store fatally wounded.

Witnesses were shocked by the incident. One man, who identified himself as Jake Rodriguez, said he knew the victim.

“He just recently had a little girl. He was turning his life around,”  said Rodriguez, who would not reveal the name of the victim.

Police were reviewing store video to hopefully get a look at the attacker. Police have yet to provide a description of the suspect.

Anyone with information in regard to this stabbing is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

This story first appeared on AMNY.com

Police found the 23-year-old outside the deli with fatal stab wounds.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell