Brooklyn police identified the teen they believe fatally stabbed a man in front of his wife last week.
On Monday, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce chief announced they are searching for Gary Correa, 19, in connection with the stabbing death of George Carroll, 42. Boyce claimed the suspect has 13 prior arrests and was out on bail for two gunpoint robberies at the time of the deadly incident, according to DNAinfo.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, George, an actor, was mortally wounded steps away from his Greenpoint home on Friday. The victim’s wife, Christina Romero Carroll, 41, claimed the unprovoked attack occurred after her husband made eye contact with a group of men who asked him what he was looking at. George responded, “I’m looking,” Christina told the New York Post.
“They got into it. They were chasing him, my husband ran,” she recalled. “He threw his phone at them to try to defend himself. It was just so quick…There was so much blood.”
Police said the assailants chased George, with Christina finding her husband bloodied and lying on the ground feet away. The 42-year-old was transported to a local hospital where was pronounced dead.
Boyce said witnesses identified Correa as the killer.
“Mr. Carroll was walking down the street, just some eyes back and forth led to a dispute,” Boyce detailed Monday. “Mr. Correa came up to him and stabbed him one time in the chest, causing his demise.”
The 19-year-old allegedly carried out the deadly stabbing while facing charges for two gunpoint robberies in June 2016. DNAinfo reported that he was released on his own recognizance and was scheduled to appear in court on September 19.
No arrests have been made.
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