NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in Brooklyn are searching for a man they say fatally stabbed another man Friday night.

“I can’t believe we are talking about him in the past,” the victim’s wife, Christina Carroll, told CBS2’s Dave Carlin. “It’s still not registering.”

Investigators said George Carroll, 42, of Greenpoint, and his wife were walking home from a neighborhood bar around 9:30 p.m. when they exchanged words with a group of people sitting on a stoop across Monitor Street.

“They were sitting on the school steps,” Christina said.

She said a man in the group taunted her husband with one question.

“‘What are you looking at?’ My husband, he’s a Texan, he’s like, ‘I’m looking,’” she told Carlin. 

She said that’s all it took to propel two men across the street and into their faces before one stabbed George in the chest.

“Since they were chasing him, my husband ran, and it was so quick,” she said.

She said it happened so fast she did not get a very good look at them or the vehicle they fled in.

George was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull where he was pronounced dead. Christina was not hurt.

George and Christina, both actors, met not long after he moved to the city from Texas. They married in 2012 and moved to Greenpoint six months ago from Cypress Hills, which they considered too dangerous, Carlin reported.

Neighbors in Greenpoint are calling for more police patrols and any and all witnesses to come forward.

“Just a very smiley, happy person,” the Carrolls’ next door neighbor Amanda Remus said, adding it angers her to see tragedy befall such a friendly couple. “We have to stop hurting each other. It just has to stop.”

“He would defend you. He would defend other people,” Christina said.

Christina told WCBS 880’s Mike Sugerman that she’s getting by on her faith, and George’s.

“What was the most important for him was getting into heaven. That was his most important,” she said. “I think he’s on his way there.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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