More photos from 190 Stanton, the scene of a fatal stabbing early this morning. As we reported earlier, police recovered a bloody kitchen knife from a trash can. They continue to search for the suspect.
The Lo-Down’s Jennifer Strom, on the scene, spoke with resident Doug Sims, who has lived across the street for nine years. Sims said there is often activity on the street outside Stanton House (which is transitional housing) in the middle of the night. “They bring the guys out and line them up along the wall there, and after a while they go back in,” he said. A police helicopter with strobe lights searching the street woke him after the stabbing.
The building is a halfway house run by Community Access. Contacted by The Lo-Down, the organization’s spokesman, John Williams, declined comment. He said a statement would be released later today. Community Access was created in 1974 with the mission of “building hope through housing.” According to its website, the non-profit provides housing, job training and other services to clients diagnosed with mental illnesses. In February, the organization was named as one of 10 semi-finalists in The New York Times‘ Nonprofit Excellence Awards.
(Updates on this story available here.)