NEW YORK CITY, NY – According to reports, the suspect allegedly behind the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boy that occurred in March within the upper Manhattan area has been arrested.
Authorities say that the victim was able to tell police of the purportedly random knife attack before he passed away.
NYC man who randomly stabbed teen to death arrested https://t.co/4T6igNFL0X
— Robert_Fiore (@Robert_Fiore) April 11, 2021
Police revealed on April 11th that 24-year-old Mike Kushnir has been arrested and charged with murder for the March 27th fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Gerardo Rivas.
The victim was reportedly stabbed in broad daylight and was able to flag down an ambulance near 181st St and Saint Nicholas Ave at approximately 2:15 p.m. on March 27th.
Police say that the victim had been stabbed in the torso by the suspect.
Rivas was reportedly rushed over to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he unfortunately succumbed to his wounds approximately 30 minutes after his arrival.
⚠️ ARREST MADE
Mike Kushnir has been arrested & charged with murder for the March 27th stabbing of a 17-year-old in #wahi.
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) April 10, 2021
Authorities cought up with Kushnir on April 8th and he was arraigned for the charges the following day. Kushnir was reportedly remanded for the charge.
Officials have not detailed any possible motive behind the fatal stabbing. The suspect is reportedly due back in court on April 14th.
In other news regarding fatal stabbings, a 14-year-old boy in Arizona is accused of fatally stabbing a 15-year-old boy back on March 3oth.
The suspect, who has not been identified by authorities due to his age, allegedly fatally stabbed 15-year-old John Sanchez following some sort of a verbal spat in Phoenix.
Police say that this argument occurred at an apartment complex within the area of 69th Avenue and Osborn Road at approximately 9:00 p.m. on March 30th.
The victim and the suspect were reportedly familiar with each other.
Following the stabbing, Sanchez was rushed to an area hospital by a family member, where he was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving.
14-Year-Old Kills 15-Year-Old During an Argument.
On March 30, 2021, at 9:00 p.m., 15yo John Sanchez died at a hospital after he was allegedly stabbed with a knife by the 14yo suspect during an argument in the area of 69th Ave./Osborn Rd. The suspect has been arrested. pic.twitter.com/EyakLFuEZO
— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) April 1, 2021
The juvenile suspect has been booked into jail under charges of second-degree murder. He’s not being charged as an adult as of this writing, however, that could change as the case progresses.
Authorities have not gone into detail about what the purported argument between the victim and the suspect pertained to that allegedly led to the fatal stabbing.
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Meanwhile in California, three young children were reportedly found stabbed to death inside of a Los Angeles apartment during the morning hours of April 10th – leading to the three children’s mother getting arrested.
Here are the details behind the incident.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Authorities said three young children were found stabbed to death inside of an apartment on April 11th, sparking a search that led to their mother’s arrest in Central California.
According to a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson, the victims’ grandmother discovered the gruesome scene at around 9:30 a.m. in the Reseda apartment located within the 8000 block of Reseda Boulevard.
The children were originally described as being under the age of 5, but police later clarified that the victims were a three-year-old, a two-year-old, and a six-month-old boy.
Los Angeles firefighter-paramedics pronounced all of the victims dead on the scene.
For several hours, investigators were unable to locate the victims’ mother, identified as 30-year old Liliana Carrillo. When the search was ongoing, the LAPD shared a tweet that read:
“At this time we are asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest in this case, a female Hispanic 30 years old.”
The cause of death has yet to be determined, as well as a motive. At this time we are asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest in this case, a female Hispanic 30 years old named Liliana Carrillo. pic.twitter.com/cbwPSuldvh
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 10, 2021
Shortly after the announcement of the then-wanted suspected, LAPD officials announced that Carrillo may have “committed a carjacking in the Bakersfield area,” citing that she was possibly driving a stolen Toyota pickup truck while eluding authorities.
Roughly one hour after announcing suspicions of Carrillo having committed a carjacking, authorities stated that she had been taken into custody somewhere within the Ponderosa area of Tulare County.
However, the exact details of how the suspect was brought into custody were not shared by officials.
LAPD Lt. Ben Fernandes stated the following after Carrilo’s arrest:
“She did a horrific crime here and she followed it up by another crime north of here and it’s those behaviors that ultimately got her caught.”
Investigators are reportedly working to determine a possible motive in this case, according to LAPD Lt. Anthony Cato:
“We don’t know the background of the family…we’re just trying to put this puzzle together at this time.”
Darcy McGinn, who is one of the neighbors of the suspected child-murderer, says that everyone within the neighborhood is stunned by these disturbing murders:
“Everyone we’ve talked to is so affected by this. How could this happen? Especially to one so innocent?”
This is an ongoing investigation.
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