Man Stabs Mother, Brother on Chauncey Street Following Dispute

The perpetrator has a history of schizophrenia, according to police

A 22-year-old man with a history of schizophrenia was arrested Tuesday morning after he stabbed his mother and younger brother multiple times inside their Bed-Stuy apartment, cops said.

According to police, they received a call at around 10:22 a.m. regarding a family dispute at 419 Chauncey Street.

Police and EMS arrived on the scene to find to a woman, 40, and her 19-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter startled outside of their apartment while her older son remained barricaded inside.

The woman told police that her eldest son, who suffered from schizophrenia, stabbed her in the back of the neck following an argument. According to police, the woman said she was attempting to call an ambulance to report her son’s erratic behavior which had escalated following a dispute.

The mother said that her oldest son thought she was calling the police instead and became furious, retrieved a knife and attacked her from behind.

When the woman’s other son tried to rescue his mother, the perpetrator then turned on his younger sibling and began stabbing him in the head, back and and hands, according to cops

"When they brought one of them out, his whole bottom half was covered in blood and his finger was almost broken completely off," said a neighbor of the younger brother. The neighbor, who did not want to be identified was standing outside on his porch, a few houses down from the incident.

"But it was so much blood, it looked like they were painting the ground. We're all shocked, because this block is usually quiet on this end."

The perpetrator, who has not yet been identified, was arrested and then taken to Brookdale Hospital, along with his brother, for psychiatric evaluation. The mother was taken to Kings County Hospital. The woman’s 8-year-old daughter also was present but was not harmed.

Police are investigating.

PAULEY RICHARDSON August 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM
My heart goes out ti the family, I know this situation all to well for my brother had the same condition. I would tell my mother that we have to be careful because you never know when he could snap. I wish the future has better things in store for this family. Peace Easy-ski.
nett August 29, 2012 at 12:59 AM
I feel bad for the family. but thats how the city of new york works. now that he has hurt someone he will get the help he needs. sorry that his family were hurt. you are in my prayers.
tee August 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM
My grandmother lives in this building and this shit is just crazy. That's your child and u know he has a condition and been imprisoned for a while maybe this could have been avoided by taking care of his condition by placing him in the hands of some help. Especially if you know he can flip out like this why put your other children in that situation. This world is crazy. I feel terrible for that family so many people heard the rubbling that morning and thought nothin of it. U never know wats going on behind walls. This just make u want to evaluate your neighbors more. Chauncey has never been safe nor will it ever be and I damn sure don't want. To raise my child here
LifeBalanceLandscaping August 31, 2012 at 09:39 PM
My brother suffers from this condition, and trust me help is not readily available if they deemed the person to be functional. My brother's been in and out of the hospital for his conditions since he was 18 and still tried to attack me in February. As long as he doesnt have a history of violent acts they can live with the family. Flipping out is not easily determine with those suffering from schizophrenia.
soli perez September 03, 2012 at 02:56 AM
My heart goes out to the family. It is hard to get help and maintain a person on meds when they are not in a hospital setting. So sad a tragedy had to occur in order to get this man in an appropiate setting for help, like a psychiatric jail.


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