UPDATE: Man Killed on Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue

The 27-year-old was stabbed in the neck along the route of the West Indian-American Day Carnival Parade.



Update: Sept. 4, 12:37 p.m.:  Police have released the name of the vicitim of the Bedford Avenue stabbing. He is Leandre Mallinckrodt, 27, of Monroe, New York. 

In addition, the NYPD has identified the man arrested in the murder on St. Johns place near Utica Avenue. Gabriel Hernandez, 21, of Fort Greene, has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.   


A 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital after he was stabbed in the neck at the corner of Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue Monday evening.

The attack took place just before 6 p.m., moments before the  ended. The parade marched along Eastern Parkway from Rochester Avenue to Grand Army Plaza, police said.

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

A 26-year-old man 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. A suspect was taken into custody at the scene, 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. 

Joe Gonzalez September 04, 2012 at 01:17 PM
its past time to closely examine the role of these oversized flatbed trucks in this "parade". The last truck in the parade took upwards of an hour to travel from Nostrand Ave to Bedford Ave--a mere one block away. The vast size of the crowd was worse than the subway rush hour. Folks were packed in and forced to remain in place. The flatbed truck effectively ceased to be in a parade and basically became an outdoor concert. Its past time to seriously consider if vehicles ought be banned.from the parade to help smooth the flow of the parade traffic. There are other parades that have no vehicles--the St Patrick's Day Parade is one such example.Many folks will fall far back from the vehicles because they do not wish to smell the auto exhaust fumes. This creates huge gaps in the parade contigents which lengthens the parade time and inhibits movements of the crowds. The parade route and the many participants were flooding the streets into night fall which is a disaster.Mind you the parade started at 11am and it was still ongoing at 7pm. I say something is wrong with this picture.
KBKLYN September 04, 2012 at 08:20 PM
The trucks supply the music for the parade, its part of the culture, so they cannot be banned. The whole parade is about music and dance. It cannot be compared to other ethnic parades. Also the parade route goes right through a high crime area so that accounts for a lot of the violence. I agree that some major changes need to be made.
Katheirne Carlie September 04, 2012 at 11:15 PM
I say end it I cant stand that day I hope it rain every time. If they have something to vote it out im in. Its Labor Day (workers) not partying and killing
Raphael S. September 05, 2012 at 02:23 AM
I definitely think out of the 3 million or so people that come to the parade work/have jobs like other people, so they come to the parade to see what's happening and take a break from work. I agree with KBKLYN, because the parade passes through the heart of Crown Heights into Prospect Heights. I live on Lincoln and Underhill and for the 4th consecutive year, I was awake all through the night and early morning due to the bullhorns, helicopters, sirens, music, etc. Not because my folks are West Indian, but I enjoy the parade, but I do agree that measures need to be taken because nobody wants to go to a parade and be scared that they might get stabbed or shot. You can't place a limit on people because people from all over the 5 boroughs, different states and countries to come to this parade; money is being brought in because hotels are filled in all over Brooklyn because of the parade. You can't take the trucks away because they hold/display the things for EVERY West Indian island. If you bring the parade to Manhattan, their is even gonna be more police because it's Manhattan. Who says the MTA isn't going to make $$$ because most of the people in Brooklyn will take the subway to see the parade? And, you can't eliminate the parade all together because their is shootings and what not every year. A lot of things happen at St.Patrick's Day parade with all the drunk folks getting into fights and a stabbing here and there, but their isn't one threat to shut that down.
Raphael S. September 05, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Plus, even if it rains, snows or whatever, the parade is NOT stopping. Mayor Bloomberg and Andrew Cuomo were the Grand Marshalls along with Harry Belafonte and you think they don't know that their is shootings and what not? But yet they still came. The parade is the biggest out of every parade you can think of in any borough, even the a thanksgiving parade. After writing all this, the West Indian parade should not be stopped. But things need to change. P.S. I'm 16 years old and can go on and on talking about this topic!!!!


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