WEST NYACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 19-year-old New York City man was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder after a man was found fatally stabbed inside a home in West Nyack.
The incident happened around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: FBI Says Body Found In Grand Teton National Park Believed To Be Gabby Petito
Officers responded to a multi-family home on Demarest Avenue after getting a call about a man who ran out of the house yelling “call 911,” Clarkstown police said.
“The caller did call 911 and gave the dispatcher the description of the young man that had ran out of the home,” Clarkstown Police Public Information Officer Peter Walker told 1010 WINS. “Responding patrol units were able to locate the male, who is a 19-year-old male.”
Once inside the home, police said they found Michael Wimbert, 66, unresponsive with stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
None of the neighbors knew Wimbert, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.
“We don’t know what’s going on,” neighbor John Prince said. “You don’t even see anybody there, it’s almost like it looks vacant. I don’t know if the guy never left the house, or what.”READ MORE: Public School 79 In East Harlem To Remain Closed Due To COVID-19 Cluster; Remote Learning In Place Until Sept. 28
Police said Dylan Lentini, 19, will be arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court on Tuesday.
“We don’t have any information in regards to a relationship, if there was any,” Walker said.
Lentini is now being held at the Clarkstown Police Department, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.
The owner of the home told The Journal News the Wimbert was charitable and caring and may have been helping Lentini.
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