Feng Huang Yu, the suspect accused of fatally stabbing a fellow homeless man in Manhattan’s Chinatown, has been arrested and charged. The incident occurred in Columbus Park on Bayard St. Assistant District Attorney Mathew Fontanez revealed during the suspect’s arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court that Huang Yu regularly sleeps inside the park’s pavilion.
On Sunday, the victim, Qing Huang, asked Huang Yu for some cardboard to sleep on, which Huang Yu reluctantly provided. However, later on, Huang Yu allegedly stabbed Qing Huang in the neck from behind, according to a witness statement in the criminal complaint.
Qing Huang managed to flag down two police officers outside Manhattan Criminal Court, where he described the attack and identified Huang Yu as the perpetrator. The suspect was apprehended a few blocks away, and the murder weapon was found in his possession. Qing Huang was rushed to Bellevue Hospital but succumbed to his injuries approximately 30 minutes later.
Prosecutors revealed that Huang Yu had a prior conviction for felony assault in 2009 and is currently on parole for a 2018 conviction for attempted sex abuse. He is also listed as a parole absconder. Huang Yu has been ordered to be held without bail following his arraignment.