A 25-year-old was fatally stabbed in the Eastchester section of the Bronx Tuesday night, and police say the homicide apparently happened after he raised his middle finger at a group of people.
The events started when the victim, in a car with friends, drove by a car accident on Hollers and Huguenot Avenues after 6 p.m. The victim allegedly "drove past the crashed [car], taunting the driver and flipping him off," PIX 11 reports.
The group involved in the crash, now upset, then followed the victim and his friends near Eastchester Place and Hollers Avenue. According to the Daily News, "[W]hen they caught up with the victim and his crew an inquiry over who gave the finger ensued, police said. The victim allegedly admitted it was him, and the killer hopped out of the Camry and stabbed him."
The victim's friends tried driving him to the hospital, but stopped at Lenny's Bagels in Pelham, where they called 911. EMS took the victim to Jacobi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A man who happened to be in the parking lot at Lenny's Bagels told PIX 11, "I went to get my son a slice of pizza and I saw the guy die on the floor. As soon as they got in the parking lot he rolled out of the car onto the ground. It's the world we live in today, it's just crazy."
Police are investigating the death as a homicide.