Cops seek suspect in deadly Greenpoint slashing

Gathering evidence: Police survey the scene by McGolrick Park, where George Carroll was stabbed on Friday night.
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Police identified a suspect wanted for questioning about the fatal stabbing of a Greenpoint man on Aug. 18.

Authorities are looking for a 19-year-old male resident of the Bushwick Houses on Bushwick Avenue, who they believe stabbed 42-year-old George Carroll to death as he was walking on Monitor Street with his wife.

Cops pinpointed the man after speaking to witnesses at the scene.

Carroll and his wife, Christina Romero Carroll, were heading home from a bar at 9:30 pm when, while walking between Nassau and Driggs avenues, the suspect — who was hanging out on the steps of PS 110 at 124 Monitor St. — asked, “What are you looking at?,” according to a New York Post report.

The victim replied, “I’m looking,” and the pair got into an argument, during which the suspect chased Carroll down the street and stabbed him, his wife told The Post.

The couple moved to Greenpoint from Cypress Hills because they thought it would be safer, according to the Post report.

Carroll, a native Texan, worked as a playwright and is best known for “The Tragedy of Tupac Amaru Shakur or Who Shot Me?,” a work that profiles the rapper.

A GoFundMe campaign started by his widow has amassed nearly $19,000 for funeral expenses.

“I love him, I’m in shock, this doesn’t feel real … every time I hear a bike chime I turn around to see if it’s him,” she wrote on the fund-raiser’s page.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 5:56 pm, July 9, 2018
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Juan Wasserman from Prospect Height says:
There is more to this story. "I'm looking..." is not the response you give to someone asking you "what you looking at." Clearly looking to start —— and victim probably had some drinks in him and thought he could hold up.
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:39 am
GFYS from The bottom of my heart says:
Juan Wasserman,

Yeah there is more to the story, the scumbag criminal with plenty of priors is an animal and you are a P.O.S. GFYS!
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:45 am
Dave says:
This is a wonderful example where carrying a piece would have helped this victim. As soon as the perp got up off the steps of the school a bullet to his head would be the best reply to the punks question.
Aug. 23, 2017, 10:12 am
Joe Bloe from Greenpoint says:
New yorkers know that it is not wise to make eye contact with punks sitting on a stoop while walking at night. There are many out there with mental problems, criminal records etc. it's better to keep walking and ignore punks like that, than to be a hero in front of your woman. Punks and criminals will be the first ones to strike out where ordinary law abiding citizens would not. It's also ironic that the poor victim, being from Texas that is from an open carry state things would have been different. Unfortunately it is a crime to carry a weapon for protection in NY so only criminals carry them.
Aug. 23, 2017, 11:16 am
Dave from Greenpoint says:
We all knew it was bushwick house's already.
The scum run a supply chain between there and greenpoint. Don't know why it hasn't been shut down yet, it's completely out in the open.
Aug. 23, 2017, 6:52 pm
Concerned Citizen from Greenpoint says:
I want everyone to know that Christina Romero the window has been banned by Teresa Toro from North Brooklyn Community group.

Please reach out to Teresa. Very sad.
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:58 pm
Toonie from Staten Island says:
This is why I never go to Brooklyn, it's too dangerous. There's always men looking at you. What are you looking at? Then they sya they are looking at my sensul buttocks. No thanks! I am not a piece of meat for you to stare at!
Aug. 24, 2017, 7:59 am
Draggin' Knuckles says:
@GFYS from The bottom of my heart
Thats a stupid comment.

@Concerned Citizen from Greenpoint
Why was she banned?
Aug. 24, 2017, 8:03 am
Concened Citizen from Greenpoint says:
Ask Teresa. She has become a dictator. Anyone who says something she does not like she kicks them out.
Aug. 24, 2017, 8:12 am
GFYS from The bottom of my heart says:
Draggin' Knuckles,

You're a stupid, stupid person. GFYS.
Aug. 24, 2017, 1:37 pm
Erin from Bushwick says:
Dave, gun control is what separates this city from hell.
Aug. 24, 2017, 8:04 pm
Joe Bloe from Greenpoint says:
@erin - WTF are you talking about stupid, if the victim had a weapon he would still be alive. Exactly what does gun control have to do with this poor man losing his life moron.
Aug. 25, 2017, 12:13 pm
GFYS from The bottom of my heart says:
I would have pooted on him if he tried to stab me. Thats how I defend myself!
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:23 pm

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