Manhattan Bodega workers arrested for stabbed and killedit was done. Police said Saturday they would fight for a bag of chips.
According to the New York City Police, 51-year-old Jose Alba was accused of thrusting a knife into 37-year-old Austin Simon's chest at a Hamilton Heights grocery store near West 139th Street on Broadway late Friday night. ing.
The violent battle arose from previous discussions with a woman that Aruba was trying to buy a bag of chips, but she allegedly didn't have enough cash to pay for a snack, police said. Stated.
A customer who entered the store with a child went out of control and summoned Simon, a NYPD spokesman said.
The two men enter into "physical" verbal spats when Simon apparently "turns around the counter" and attacks the clerk, who "holds a knife". I chose to plunge into the victim's chest, "said a spokesman.
Police arrived in Bodega after receiving a 911 call for an ongoing assault at around 11:05 pm. —And he found Simon stabbed his chest twice and his neck once, police said.
EMS took Simon to Harlem Hospital, where he was declared dead.
Aruba was taken for interrogation and she was later charged with murder and criminal possession of weapons. Police recovered the knife at the scene. The
incident was one of two fatal puncture wounds reported in Queens and Harlem at the end of Friday and the beginning of Saturday, police said.