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BREAKING: Murder On Emmons Ave In Sheepshead Bay

Photo by Mike N.

A 54-year-old man is dead after being stabbed several times this morning in a condo on East 27th Street off Emmons Avenue.

(UPDATE: Photo: Maksim Gelman, Suspect In Stabbing Aleksandr Kuznetsov)

The incident appears to be the result of an early morning family dispute at around 5:00 a.m. The victim was dead when police arrived, and witnesses told police they saw a younger man flee the apartment in his car.

Police are looking for the suspect, described as a 20-year-old, six-foot-tall white male. He was seen driving a grey Lexus, license plate number DHE8322. If you have any information, you can call (800) 577-TIPS (8477), text “TIP577” (plus your message) to “CRIMES” (274637), or submit tips online.

We’ll provide more information as it becomes available.

This is a breaking news story and may have inaccuracies. It is subject to change. If you have information, photos or video, please e-mail us at nberke [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

Thanks to Mike N. and Nicole G. for the tip.

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  1. I saw this at about 6:35AM today when I was on the bus to the station. I was wondering what happened. What the hell is going on in Sheepshead Bay??? Too many bad things lately.

  2. these are my neighbors. i don’t have more info than what’s reported here. just wanted to say how sad this is. as far as comments here implying reduced safety in the neighborhood– this wasn’t a random attack. this is a family dispute. the neighborhood isn’t any less safe.

  3. Ah, come on Gene. Have a sense of humor – if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. Come on now, give us a smile.

  4. On that same block, I Heard from a VERY reliable source.

    One guy name Alex (street name) and Max (Real name)
    Runs a prostitution ring
    His brother runs Manhattan
    And He runs Brooklyn

    Usually around 5-7 AM is when the cash is being delivered from the night shift.

  5. I AM DEFINITELY NOT SAYING TO LAUGH AT A MURDER. That is a tragedy. I’m saying laugh at the car joke. I think you need to pull that wild curly hair out of your ass. Sheesh!

  6. BROOKLYN (WABC) — The hunt is on for a man wanted for questioning in the fatal stabbing of his stepfather in his Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, home.

    Police say the victim, identified as 54-year-old Aleksandr Kuznetsov, was found stabbed numerous times inside the East 27th Street condo just after 5 a.m. Friday.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Detectives are looking to question his stepson, 23-year-old Maksim Gelman, who drove away from the house shortly afterwards.
    They suspect the stabbing was the result of a domestic dispute.

  7. Fair enough – though you’re mistaking me for somebody. I’ve never replied on this blog until 22 minutes ago.

  8. I disagree. If he could stab his step Dad he could have stabbed anyone.
    This kind of person living in the area is what makes it unsafe.

  9. Yea I live a block away how cud he just kill someone like that the police should have sent other cops to people he knows houses so if he comes they can arrest him there ………now until he is found every one will b scared ……..he hijacked a car ………I hope he is in Mexico by now:(

  10. i take back what i wrote after reading what happened later in the day. i can’t believe the other murders were allowed to happen. if the cops were looking for him, shouldn’t paying a visit to the girlfriend be at the top of the list??


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