Greenpoint Stabber Apprehended

The suspect in the fatal stabbing of Greenpoint resident George Carroll, Gary Correa, was apprehended today after being on the run for the past few weeks. The victim’s fund on gofundme has climbed to nearly $23,000, with the community rallying support.

Via The New York Post:

Cops on Thursday arrested a teen wanted in the murder of a Brooklyn man who was stabbed in front of his wife — and they busted him right near the crime scene, according to police sources.

Gary Correa, 19, had been on the run from police for more than a week, but seems to have been hiding in plain sight — he was caught just blocks from where Greenpoint man George Carroll was knifed outside McGolrick Park on Aug. 18, sources said.

Correa, who lives at the nearby Bushwick Houses, allegedly stabbed the 42-year-old actor after they crossed paths on Monitor Street near Driggs Avenue that night.

Carroll and his wife, Christina Romero Carroll, 41, were walking home when the husband made eye contact with two men standing on a stoop.

“What are you looking at?” one of the men said, according to Christina, who said her husband shot back: “I’m lookin’.”

More words were exchanged before the men chased Carroll down the street, and he was stabbed in the left side of his chest.

Witnesses later identified Correa as the knifeman, according to police.

The 19-year-old has 13 prior arrests, including grand larceny, armed robbery, burglary and criminal possession of marijuana, according to police sources.

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  1. Mike says:

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    August 31, 2017 at 8:03 pm
    Gary Carrea was arrested Two weeks before the George Carroll Murder for gun charges and robbery. Gun found on him and arrested and the judge let Carrea go on his own recognizance. This judge should be at fault for this happening to George Carroll. Gary Carrea wouldn’t be in the streets and George Carroll would still be alive. My good friend gone and love by many. George was taken away from all of his loved ones and many many friends he had , Including the monastery he serviced at. We will be holding a Vigil lighting for George after the Court date.

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  2. Steve Buono says:

    New York is a liberal city with extreme progressive attitudes; especially, toward undesirables. The penal system reeks of crime, drugs & mismanagement, so, the judge, knowing this, opted to cast this miscreant back out to the masses. GOD, this is an old story repeated ad nauseam.

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  3. Dan says:

    Conceal carry would fix a bunch of this.

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