Greenpoint Playwright George Carroll Was Fatally Stabbed Last Friday; Community Support Pours In
On Saturday morning, we woke up to the shocking news that on Friday evening, just a few hours after Greenpointers rallied in peaceful assembly to stand against Neo-Nazi ideology in McGolrick Park, local resident George Carroll was fatally stabbed there.
The Greenpoint playwright and actor was walking down Monitor Street with his wife, Chrissy Carroll, when he was attacked.
Police have identified Gary Correa, 19, as the suspect for this senseless act of violence.
“Correa, a resident of the Bushwick houses with thirteen prior arrests, was identified by witnessses as the man who killed Carroll, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Monday.”
If you have information about Correa, contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline (800) 577-8477.
After an outpouring of support from the community and a flood of donations of over$18k (as of today), the victim’s wife, responded with this message:
Thank you all for your prayers, messages and support. Arrangements are being made and I’ll post about my husband’s wake and Mass asap.
A lot of you have been asking me about what you can do…first pray for his soul, pray for me (I need it), always stand up for truth, love, and justice, and do what’s right even if no one else is. Lastly, and only if you can, I’ve attached info to the go fund me page. Love is the only thing that matters.
Mrs Christina Romero Carroll
We are heartbroken and stunned. You can still send your condolences and make a donation on Go Fund Me page for George Carroll’s memorial.
McGolrick Park (originally named Winthrop Park) is a place of peace and happiness for many like me who live in east Greenpoint. This bronze statue, erected in 1923, honors the 150 Greenpoint residents who died fighting in The Great War. The laurel in her left hand represents victory; the palm frond in her right represents peace. The statue takes on another meaning to me today as I wake up to the news that a local man was stabbed to death on the park last night. My deepest sympathies to his wife and family. If anyone has any information about this incident please contact the authorities. #greenpointers_takeover | Post by @someguyeli