Suspect Identified in Fatal Stabbing of New York Activist Ryan Carson

Police have identified a suspect in the fatal stabbing of New York social justice activist Ryan Carson. The 32-year-old was stabbed to death on Monday in Brooklyn while standing near a bus stop with his girlfriend, Claudia. The incident was captured on clear CCTV footage. According to Joseph Kenny, New York City chief of detectives, the assailant stabbed Carson in the heart and proceeded to kick him while he lay on the ground. The suspect also threatened Carson’s girlfriend and spat in her face.

Authorities are currently seeking an 18-year-old male suspect in connection with the stabbing. However, his name has not been released to the public. The alleged killer was enrolled in a learn-to-work program at a school in the Clinton Hill neighborhood. Law enforcement is conducting searches in the area and other locations, including Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene.

Carson and Claudia were dressed in formalwear after attending a wedding when the incident occurred. As they sat at a bus stop in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant area, a young man walked by and began kicking parked mopeds or scooters. Carson asked him to stop, which led to the assailant pulling out a knife. On the CCTV footage, Carson can be heard telling the man to “Chill” and pushing him back twice. The assailant then stabbed Carson, kicked him while he was on the ground, and subsequently targeted Carson’s girlfriend, spitting in her face.

A woman who knew the assailant approached the scene and apologized, identifying the stabber as “Brian.” Carson’s girlfriend pointed down the street, urging the woman to follow the attacker. The suspect, who remains unidentified, had prior summonses for disorderly conduct earlier this year. Two months ago, he was involved in a fight with his girlfriend, during which he damaged her belongings. His aunt called 911 at the time.

Police have obtained clear surveillance video of the murder from a nearby deli. They are also investigating whether there was a racial element to the attack. Carson was a well-known activist who campaigned against drug overdoses and for environmental causes. He worked as a campaign manager with the New York Public Interest Research Group for the past decade, focusing on recycling. Carson’s tragic death has left his colleagues and friends devastated.

A candlelight vigil was held at Herbert Von King Park in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Monday night, with over 100 people in attendance. New York City Council member Chi Ossé expressed horror at Carson’s murder and emphasized his commitment to ending senseless violence.

Author: CrimeDoor

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