Greenpoint Playwright George Carroll Was Fatally Stabbed Last Friday; Community Support Pours In

George Carroll (via GoFundMe)

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.

NYPD have named Gary Correa as suspect. Via Patch

Police have identified Gary Correa, 19, as the suspect for this senseless act of violence.

Via Patch:

“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:

Dear community,

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.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Alyson Madsen says:

    I live in Muncie, IN, and saw this horrific story on a news feed. I cannot image such a senseless killing, and my heart goes out to George Carroll’s wife, family, friends, and community. I read where he had just relocated to Greenpoint in search of a safer place in which to lead a higher quality life. I hope the killer is apprehended soon! We should be able to walk home from having a drink without fearing for our lives. Thoughts and prayers to all.

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