Stabbing in Coney Island leaves one dead and another hospitalized

Fast food fight proves fatal after stabbing bout

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A bloody brawl at a Coney Island fast food joint left one man with fatal stab wounds and put another in the hospital — and police say they suspect gang activity.

Cops say they got the call at 10:56 pm about a fight between an unspecified number of males at the burger emporium at the corner of Stillwell and Mermaid avenues, and arrived on the scene in time to find two men bleeding from puncture wounds — one in the stomach, the other in the back. Medics rushed the former, 20-year-old Ezmond Harber of W. 28th Street, to Coney Island Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Ambulances brought the other injured man to Lutheran Medical Center in stable condition.

Police said that it appears the fight began inside the restaurant and spilled outdoors, but it is unclear if the two young men stabbed each other or were both victims of stabbing by another person or persons.

“Who stabbed who with what, that’s still being investigat­ed,” a police source said.

The insider said that it appears the lethal incident was gang-related, but no arrests have been made, and authorities have yet to recover any weapon.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

NYPD from NY says:
Now that's a feel good story about Real NY'ers!
April 22, 2014, 9:12 am
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
Meh. Self-cleaning oven.
April 23, 2014, 12:11 am
Domo from Coney Island says:
His name was Eddie Harper !! Js -_-
April 24, 2014, 7:48 pm
Fed Up from Coney Island says:
,,,, and it gets worst - and will get worst THIS SUMMER -
These thugs run around causing havoc day and night - and the police ONLY show AFTER the fact.

We NEED More patrolling - to prevent these incidences from happening in the first place.

60 Precinct - Please help - before the summer gets hot - and these gangsters get bored - and start to "look for fun" by going crazy around the neighborhood.
April 25, 2014, 9:22 pm
Fed Up from Coney Island says:
P.s. - As a parent - my deepest condolences to the victim's family - NO PARENT SHOULD EVER EXPERIENCE THE LOSS OF A CHILD - and at 20 years old - he had his whole life ahead of him - Rest in Peace - you're in our prayers.
April 25, 2014, 9:24 pm
Canela from Coney Island says:
All of these senseless crime's are beyond pathetic. I watched this kid grow from a 10yr old boy, to a young man, full of potential. I don't think people take the time to understand what parents & loved ones puts into their children's livies. And for another human to be able to take it away within a blink of an eye intentionally is beyond my comprehension. This was a very good kid, whom came from this community & was of no menace to this neighborhood or people within. May God bless & guide the family & loved ones of Eddie.
R.I.P Eddie, God was ready for another angel and you may now rest in the Lord's heavenly grates in heaven, beside your mom. I love you & will always miss you & your priceless smile.
As for NYPD, all urban communities need for you guys to stop looking at us, as if we are beneath you guys. It's imperative for all the uniformed officers to think about people from these communities, as being your own community and the possibility that this could one day be your love one.
May 1, 2014, 6:27 pm
Kolya from Coney Island says:
May 8, 2014, 5:11 pm
rest in peace bro from coney island says:
its sad but up there in heaven with my mother now i have a brother and a mother in heaven and ps his name is ezmond eddie harper rest in peace bro
May 26, 2014, 4:18 pm
janae from Coney island says:
I jus want my bestfriend back he lost his life in my face over bullshyt now I'm never gonna behave too hug my bestfriend again than what make it worse it's people that don't even live I'n coney island doing things sleep easy bestfriend ima make u proud
May 30, 2014, 6:57 am
tweety from coney island says:
Sleep in paradise big bro I'm gonna miss u telling me to go home and treating me like a baby u always told me go to school and hopefully I can make u proud by graduating college when I gotta throw that hat in the air ima be thinking about you I know you gonna be watching like u watching me write this to you with tears
I miss you, and I remember our last hug April 20 2014 @ 9:23
May 30, 2014, 11:54 pm
Keke from C.i says:
You was definitely like family . Bro i really can't believe your gone at times . I miss you & that smile was sooo priceless . As i sit here and ask myself 'What did you do to deserve this ??? I guess God needed you more than we did . I just hope your smiling done on us & watching over your family . It wasn't your time bro I know it wasnt your time but your in a better place now and i know your safe . Love always & my condolences ���������� #E4E
C.I Mourning we definitely lost a good one . Sleep easy Eddie ��������
June 3, 2014, 9:53 pm
ant from marlboro says:
E4e he's my big Cuzco R.I.P. ��rip Eddie �E����������������
Oct. 11, 2014, 12:38 am
ant from marlboro says:
E4e R.I.P. Eddie you'll be remembered Cuzco ����
Oct. 11, 2014, 12:40 am
halo from u know says:
—— cream team..white ——
Dec. 14, 2014, 12:16 am

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