Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing In Times Square

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The search is on for the suspect in a deadly stabbing in the heart of Times Square.

A fight inside a popular bar spilled into the street early Saturday morning, leaving one man dead.

The deadly stabbing happened right underneath the neon four-leaf clover of Playwrights Tavern. It brought no luck to 25-year-old Elliott Paulino, of Yonkers, who was killed during a fight that began inside the Irish bar on 49th Street.

Paulino was with friends at a private birthday party, where witnesses said he bumped into another man. That started a shoving match that grew so heated, bouncers cleared the bar at around 3:30 a.m.

The fighting continued on the sidewalk, and the suspect stabbed Paulino twice before running off.

Paulino was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital.

“I think he was at the wrong place at the wrong time,” family friend Susan Bodolato said. “My older son used to stay with them and everything when they were kids, and they grew up together, so it’s very heartbreaking – a kid you know very well that’s not here no more.”

Bodolato said Paulino was a bus driver in Yonkers, and was not the type to get into fights.

Even though the killer got away and is still on the loose, there were several witnesses, and several security cameras, in the area.

Investigators were looking at surveillance footage from several locations to help them track and catch the killer.

  • joyce K

    Eliott Paulino will be missed. He was a great kid. Justice will prevail.

  • jay

    kind, humble, just a good guy… love you always kid……..

  • jonny ragtree

    3am? Nothing good happens at 3am in midtown.

  • Talent Plus

    Fighting is bad as it provokes anger. Why do young people go about with knives. Young people should be properly managed by families,societies and government

    • HUGO

      haha, yeah the government should MANAGE young people. Maybe the GOVERNMENT should tell these young people how to spend their free time, where to go and also make all knives illegal. It sounds like an idiotic and foolish idea but I’m sure Obama would go for it.

  • poop

    Who takes a knife with them when they go out to a bar?

    • anonymous

      Its funny how they say the kid was never the type too start a fight he most def was not saying he deserved what he got but u act like a gangster long enough something bad is gonna happen too you there are two victims here not just the kid that was killed but the person who’s facing charges right now for defending himself against more than just 1 person the news is shit they got this story all wrong leave it to the press too tarnish a good kids name

    • JustDaFacts

      I dont but I should maybe I would prevent this from happening to me

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