BED-STUY – Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed another man with a screwdriver after a dispute on Fulton Street earlier this month.
On Saturday, November 18, around 9:40 pm, the suspect entered Natural Tobacco Shop at 1128 Fulton, near the Franklin Avenue station, said police. Carrying a backpack, the suspect approached the counter, when he produced a screwdriver and stabbed his 40-year old victim in the face.
The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction, and the victim was taken to King’s County Hospital in stable condition with a puncture wound to his cheek. The incident, which police say occurred after a dispute, was captured on surveillance footage:
Police described the suspect as a black man in his 30s, around 5’8″ and 175lbs. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded coat, blue jeans and a black du-rag, carrying a blue and black backpack.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.