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4 Wanted in Connection to West Indian Day Parade Stabbing

Police asking for help identifying men connected to the Labor Day murder on Bedford Avenue and Eastern Parkway.

Police are seeking help identifying four men wanted for questioning connected to the fatal during the West Indian Day Parade Monday.

Leandre Mallinckrodt, of Monroe, N.Y., was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital after he was stabbed in the neck at the corner of Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue just before 6 p.m. as the  was ending.

All four men as described as black, 20- to 25-years-old with thin builds, according to the NYPD.

The murder was one of several acts of violence that happened along the West Indian Labor Day Carnival Parade's route.

Nifredo Veras, 26, of the Bronx, was stabbed in the neck on St. Johns Place near Utica Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. and was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital. Gabriel Hernandez, 21, of Fort Greene, was arrested at the scene and later charged with murder, according to the NYPD. 

In addition, a 24-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man were both shot in the upper leg on Eastern Parkway near New York Avenue and are in stable condition, an NYPD spokesman said. There are no suspects for that assault. 

 

Anyone with information on any of these attacks are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips on the Crime Stoppers' website or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.  All calls are strictly confidential.

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