A young man wanted for fatally stabbing a man during an altercation outside a Bronx grocery store earlier this week surrendered to police, authorities said.
Identified as Naisaih Diaz, 19, he entered the 44th Precinct police station near Yankee Stadium at 1:30 p.m. Friday. He said he was the one who stabbed Jermaine Williams, 33, in the abdomen as they fought near the corner of E. 167th St. and Sheridan Avenue on Friday. St, and Sheridan Avenue on Monday.
Police charged the teen with murder, manslaughter, and weapons possession for the stabbing. According to an NYPD representative, this would be the first arrest for Diaz in New York.
Officials said that Diaz was filmed by a security camera arguing with Williams outside the corner grocery store. The two subjects did not know each other before confronting each other, and the reason they were arguing was not disclosed.
In a video, Williams, dressed in basketball shorts, can be seen exchanging words with Diaz. Another young man tried to restrain Diaz but could not control him, and the suspect approached the victim in an intimidating manner.
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Williams charged at him, and Diaz instantly made a diving motion with the knife during the struggle, the Daily News reported.
The victim stepped back and watched in shock as his torso was bleeding while he held his side before collapsing face down on the sidewalk in The Bronx.
Paramedics transported Williams to Lincoln Hospital but were unable to save his life.
Diaz’s arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court was pending for this weekend.