NYPD: Madman On The Loose Following Fatal Stabbing Spree

3 Dead, 2 Wounded In Aftermath Of Wild Day In Sheepshead Bay

Updated: Saturday, Feb. 12 9:17 a.m.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A full-scale manhunt was on late Friday night for a suspect wanted for killing three people. A day-long stabbing spree started early in the morning in Sheepshead Bay and included a carjacking and a hit and run.

The NYPD announced around 10:30 p.m. it had discovered a key piece of evidence – the suspected getaway car, reports CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis.

Maksim Gelman, 23, of Sheepshead Bay remained a wanted man Friday night, hours after he allegedly carried out a wild and deadly stabbing spree. A massive manhunt was launched, including a police search by air and on the ground, leaving neighbors on edge.

“It’s pretty scary. Can’t even walk around your own neighborhood,” one person said.

It began at 5 a.m. inside a house in the 2800 block of East 27th Street, police said. The suspect stabbed his own stepfather, 54-year-old Aleksandr Kuznetsov, to death, his body found with “numerous” stab wounds.

Police combed the living room for evidence. Neighbors noted a history of trouble in the home.

“He got into trouble once and a while. He was a troubled child, but nothing to these realms,” Stella Bend said.

“The stepdad was a very nice guy. He’s been living here for a lot of years,” Philip Bend added.

The next two stabbings happened 12 hours later in the 2400 block of East 24th Street. Police said the suspect first stabbed his ex-girlfriend, 24-year-old Yelena Bulchenko, to death, and then her mother.

Ben Shohinas said he knew them both.

“It’s a sad story. She was a really nice girl. She didn’t deserve for that to happen, you know?” Shohinas said.

But the suspect’s getaway in a 2004 Lexus was stalled by a double-parked car on East 24th and Avenue U.

So, police said, Gelman got out, and stabbed that driver and stole his car, a 1995 green Pontiac Bonneville four-door. Moments later, he struck a pedestrian at Avenue R and Ocean Avenue. The driver and pedestrian were listed as stable and critical, respectively, at area hospitals.

Gelman is described as a white male, approximately 6-foot and 170 pounds. If you’ve seen him or the vehicle you are asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. Police are also offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to Gelman’s capture.

Please stay with CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.

Comments

One Comment

  1. smatta chew? says:

    Fight for your right to be armed.
    or ,
    Fight for your life and be harmed.

  2. Praha says:

    Šmejdi z bývalýho Ruska dělaj bordel po celým světě. Tady taky. Vyhubit, domobranu a pracovní tábory na ně!

  3. Kristina Dubov says:

    Эти ужасные комментарии по некоторым из этих людей здесь. Бьюсь об заклад, коренные американцы говорили то же самое до нас, европейцев, подошел слишком. “Все было так хорошо, пока они не пришли”.

  4. Michael says:

    I bet your grand grand grand father stabbed few Indian-Americans, so shut up, you racist! It doesn’t matter who you are , and where you from. Criminals are everywhere and their place is in jail.

  5. nobama says:

    You could not be any more correct

  6. john winston says:

    Graffiti writer thats why they cant catch him were slicker than a dam fox

  7. bagelhead says:

    From Russia with Love?

  8. Helen Azar says:

    Good thing he didn’t have a gun, it would have been 30 people instead of 3!

  9. roger says:

    all the nuts are in ny and ca and a few from ny are sent to md

    1. New Yorker says:

      Brooklyn boy. You are so right! I am an immigrant. I was a legal resident alien even before I came here 15 yrs ago. I was selected on a visa lottery program. I f had to fullfil requirements among them: have at least a profession or some type of college degree, background check and a very thorough medical exam. This way the USA can make sure they bring the right people in. Immigration is good for america but there are some elements we better stay away from.

    2. New Yorker says:

      Brooklyn boy. You are so right! I am an immigrant. I was a legal resident alien even before I came here 15 yrs ago. I was selected on a visa lottery program. I f had to fullfil requirements among them: have at least a profession or some type of college degree, background check and a very thorough medical exam. This way the USA can make sure they bring the right people in. Immigration is good for america but there are some elements we better stay away from.

    3. dr mengle,got twins? says:

      BROOKYN BOY..YOUR SOO RIGHT..I REMEMBER WHAT BRIGHTON BEACH WAS LIKE BEFORE THE RUSSIAN INVASION..AND BY THE WAY..WONDER WHY SOCIAL SECURITY IS BANKRUPT EVEN MORE..CAUSE MANY OF THESE RUSSIANS HAVE BEEN COLLECTING SSI PAYMENTS..MONEY FROM S.S..AND THEY NEVER PAYED A PENNEY INTO IT..THEY WERE TO MENTALLY SICK TO WORK..600-800 A MONTH..FREE MONEY…

    4. remi says:

      brooklyn boy i agree with you wholeheartedly.!

  10. John says:

    It’s sad whenever something like this happens and this is not to try to minimize it but… Hey, We better enact more gun laws so this type of thing doesn’t happen again. Point. Set. Match. to all of you anti gun fanatics(lunatics)

    1. Bob says:

      Hey John, what kind of a fool would bring a knife to a gun fight.

  11. Gregg says:

    Sounds like a time bomd that went off ! Another mentally ill person that should have had help ! Sooo many in New York. Scary .

  12. Tahir Wasim says:

    damn it crazy they should and better find him i can’t belive this.

  13. jaom651946 says:

    Once again!!!! Americans (Should here be reminded) That it does not matter about your nationality? Any nationality has got It’s P.O.S. Criminals!! This Satan Demon needs to not survive a happy ending to his life!! Here is a prime example (and it is OK!) Where the American public needs to be told (by media) That this Demon was taken out (killed) “EITHER” by his own suicide or the national guard,a gov/ment swat team or a marksman shooter!! Problem solved!!!

  14. dangregory says:

    Once again!!!! Americans (Should here be reminded) That it does not matter about your nationality? Any nationality has got It’s P.O.S. Criminals!! This Satan Demon needs to not survive a happy ending to his life!! Here is a prime example (and it is OK!) Where the American public needs to be told (by media) That this Demon was taken out (killed) “EITHER” by his own suicide or the national guard,a gov/ment swat team or a marksman shooter!! Problem solved!!!

  15. AMOS KOJO EFFISSA says:

    THIS SO CALLED MAD MAN IS NOT ACTUALLY MAD. HE’S BEEN DISAPPOINTED THAT’S WHY HE WANTS THE WORLD KNOW HIM THAT HE NEEDS SOMEONE TO LOVE, PROTECT AND CHERISH HIM. SORRY FOR THE LOOSES.

  16. maroon4 says:

    It’s that dude from Maroon 5

  17. Nick says:

    Well people, it looks like we need a bill for Knife Control

  18. Kenneth Kennedy says:

    as sleeping with someone else and the parents knew. Either way this is a very bad incident and i feel sorry for those close to the victims.

    I am sure the suspect is long gone and somewhere like SCHENECTADY, NY. I know one thing.. This will end in a stand off with police and the suspect will not see a court room.

  19. vlad says:

    police mast kill him, to bad gay

  20. madmen says:

    Ask Jon Hamm where he is. He’s an expert on Mad Men

  21. andrew says:

    12 grand? let’s go take down this bruski!

  22. Tzorbana Ghnozransk says:

    Этот джентльмен кажется опасным. Я думаю, что полиция должна судить и захватывать его. От чтения этой истории, кажется, что он нарушил закон. Если он доказан виновным, то он должен вероятно пойти к тюрьме. Он наиболее вероятен на пробеге, потому что он не хочет пойти к тюрьме. Он не должен был нанести удар всем тем людям. Это – грустная история.

    1. Alexei says:

      google translate=bad

  23. this is crazy says:

    she is 21 not 24..

  24. Mo says:

    Thank God…he is a Honkey

  25. INJUN says:

    BECAUSE OF BLOOMBERG BUDGET CUTS THE MANHUNT IS OVER.

  26. val says:

    Wonder where his mother is… since he stabbed his stepfather. Maybe she knows where he is.

  27. me, myself, and i says:

    why cant they find him already? i mean, hes not , like, osama bin laden or anything… just a dude who kiled 3, not millions, people and brutally hurt 2…? i dont know why the hellicopters stopped, but they gotta find him…

    1. lila says:

      They better find him. it is causing people to be nervous about even going out in my community

  28. Peter Schwarz says:

    Stab Stab Stab. everybody stabbing!

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