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Homeless man stabbed to death by 15-year-old in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Updated Nov. 18, 1 p.m.: A homeless man was fatally stabbed and another man was wounded in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Thurs., Nov. 16, police said.

According to police, around 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call of a person stabbed between Broome and Delancey Streets inside the Lower East Side park. Arriving at the scene, they found an unidentified male with a stab wound to his chest, along with a 24-year-old male with a stab wound to his torso.

E.M.S. medics responded and transported both victims to Bellevue Hospital, where the 24-year-old was in stable condition and the other man was pronounced dead.

On Saturday, police publicly ID’d the victim as Pasquale Alonso, 25, and announced that a 15-year-old had been arrested in his death, plus the assault on the other man.

The youth was charged with murder, attempted murder, attempted assault and assault. Police are not releasing his name since he is a minor. According to news reports, the teenage alleged killer is also homeless.

A police spokesperson on Sunday could not provide any further background or details on what led to the violence.


  1. Carol Frances Yost Carol Frances Yost November 20, 2023

    We must not harass any homeless people. No vulgar language, please, no matter how you feel about the park.

  2. D D November 19, 2023

    Get rid of that “homeless camp”, close this shithole of a “park” & renovate it.

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