January 01, 2023 BRONX, New York – A man was stabbed during an alleged verbal dispute turned violent over a parking space in the Bronx, resulting in the first homicide of 2023, according to police officials.
“I got something inside my chest that can come out today to say thank you to be able to be your friend because he was a good guy” -Jose
Sergio Garcia, 63, was stabbed and gravely wounded along with a unidentified 38-year-old woman who was also assaulted with a knife near College Avenue & E 170th Street in concourse section of the Bronx just before 4 a.m., officials said.
After a preliminary investigation, police determined the two wounded individuals arrived to a Bronx hospital via private means. A 63-year old male, stabbed in the torso and a 38 year old female with stab wounds to the abdomen, both allegedly stabbed during a dispute over a parking spot with an unknown individual in front of a building at 1335 College Avenue.
Early Sunday morning on January 1st 2023, at around 3:54am, police responded to a 911 call of people stabbed inside of the Bronx Lebanon Hospital emergency room at 1650 Grand Concourse.
Upon arrival 44th precinct police determined the stabbing occurred near College Avenue & E 170th Street in the concourse section of the Bronx.
We spoke with Jose Sanchez, dear friend and neighbor of the deceased. Jose shared with us the details of the last conversation he had with the victim and spoke of Sergio’s character.
“He was a good guy, top guy, basketball player, good friend, good father. Always available to help anybody. I got something inside my chest that can come out today to say thank you to be able to be your friend because he was a good guy” said a visible shaken Jose.
There are no arrests at this time and the investigation into the deadly New Years Day stabbing is ongoing.