Surveillance video captures the second a Manhattan bodega employee allegedly stabbed a buyer to loss of life after the enraged man got here across the counter and attacked him over a bag of chips.
The employee is first seen on the stunning video tending to clients from behind the counter on the Hamilton Heights Grocery retailer on Broadway — when he’s immediately confronted by a youthful man.
The client seems to yell on the retailer clerk, earlier than shoving him right into a shelf, the clip exhibits.
After a number of moments, the employee reaches to the correct, towards cabinets displaying sweet.
He pulls out a big knife and plunges it into the youthful man’s neck and chest — which rapidly turns into lined in blood, the footage exhibits.
The pair fall away from the digital camera view as blood begins to splatter on the person’s T-shirt — with the clerk then coming again into focus nonetheless holding the bloody knife.
The client, recognized as 37-year-old Austin Simon, was taken to Harlem Hospital, the place he was pronounced useless.
The lethal beef reportedly began round 11 p.m. Friday when a girl entered the shop with a baby at Broadway and 139th Avenue to purchase a again of chips, in line with police.
However police mentioned the unidentified girl didn’t have sufficient money for the snack and as an alternative stormed out of the shop — and summoned Simon.
That’s when Simon charged into the shop, went behind the counter and confronted the shop clerk, recognized as Jose Alba, 51, resulting in the lethal stabbing.
Police responding to experiences of an assault on the bodega arrested Alba and charged him with homicide and prison possession of a weapon.
Alba was being held on Rikers Island on $250,000 bail Tuesday and is due again in Manhattan court docket on Thursday.
The incident was considered one of two deadly stabbings within the 5 boroughs in a single day Friday.
Shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday a 32-year-old man was stabbed and mortally wounded throughout a dispute at 98th Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, police mentioned.
The sufferer was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, the place he was pronounced useless.
His feminine companion suffered cuts to her left arm in the course of the scuffle and was listed in steady situation on the hospital — as cops busted the alleged killer.