A 17-year-old party crasher has been arrested for stabbing murder at a family celebration at a Brooklyn event space where one man was killed and two others were injured, police said Monday.
The teen is charged with murder, attempted murder and weapons possession. His name was not released by the New York police because he is a minor.
A charged hit-and-run driver, 19-year-old Joan Chicaiza, was arrested for reckless endangerment, threatening and possession of weapons, police said.
The fatal confrontation broke out at a family party held.
The two suspects showed up with liquor and broke into a family gathering at the event space on Knickerbocker Ave. near Thames St. in East Williamsburg at 3 a.m. Saturday, police said. They began to misbehave, sparking a knife fight, according to police.
After the melee, Chicaiza sped off with the accused killer in a GMC Arcadia, which police located a short time later near Chicaiza’s home in Glendale, Queens, police said.
The two suspects, along with two other people, were arrested a short time later when they returned to the vehicle. It was not clear if the other two will face charges.
Police said none of the suspects have prior arrest records.
During the knife fight, 24-year-old Diego Ramirez was fatally stabbed in the neck, while a 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were stabbed in the upper body.
Ramirez and the oldest survivor were rushed by doctors to Elmhurst Hospital, where Ramirez died.
The youngest survivor arrived alone at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Both survivors were in stable condition.