Suspect arrested in deadly weekend stabbing

Fatal: Giovanni Olivares died after being stabbed in the chest outside a 7-11 store on Brighton Beach Avenue on Oct. 21.
Photo by Mark Mellone

Police arrested a Sheepshead Bay man on Monday for fatally stabbing 18-year-old Giovanni Olivares in the torso and slashing another 21-year-old victim in the face on Brighton Beach Avenue on Oct. 21.

The deadly stabbing followed an argument between the two victims, the attacker, and possibly others outside a 7-11 store between Brighton Seventh Street and Coney Island at about 2:30 am, police said. Emergency responders transported the 21-year-old victim to Lutheran Medical Center in stable condition, and Olivares to Coney Island Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead, officials said.

On Monday afternoon, police arrested a 20-year-old suspect on charges of manslaughter and assault, according to authorities.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Slashed: This man was slashed in the face by the same man who fatally stabbed 18-year-old Giovanni Olivares, according to police, who arrested a suspect on Oct. 23.
Photo by Mark Mellone

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