Stephon Sinclair’s killed in a Brooklyn NYCHA building Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Marquis Shiloh faces charges in a fatal neighbor dispute, the latest incident in New York's ongoing cycle of domestic violence.
  1. Marquis Shiloh, 33, stands accused of a fatal stabbing in Brooklyn, marking yet another incident of neighbor violence.
  2. Stephon Sinclair’s death underscores a worrying trend of escalating domestic disputes turning deadly in New York.
  3. Amid the rise in neighbor-on-neighbor violence, authorities urge New Yorkers to seek help through available resources.

In a spate of fatal altercations between housemates and neighbors, New York has witnessed numerous instances of violence in recent months. The latest incident involves Marquis Shiloh, 33, who was apprehended on suspicion of stabbing his neighbor to death in a public housing building in Brooklyn.

Stephon Sinclair, the victim, resided in the same Tompkins Houses (NYCHA) building on Park Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where the incident occurred on the night of July 12. According to the Daily News, Shiloh was arrested on Wednesday and has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and weapons possession in relation to Sinclair’s death.

Sinclair’s mother, Melanie Sinclair (50), shared a heartbreaking account of the fateful night. She stated that her son, aged 26, had left their apartment to visit a nearby store. Upon his return, he was accosted and subsequently stabbed multiple times in the legs. The attack began on the second floor of the building and continued outside near the parking lot.

“My son was a good boy. He didn’t deserve to die. This hurts…” said a grieving Melanie Sinclair.

Shiloh’s arrest record is not clean; he has been previously apprehended for infractions, including driving with a suspended license. However, all charges remain allegations at this point, and any individual facing prosecution is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The city has been grappling with a string of such neighbor-on-neighbor violence. In the previous month, a patient at a drug rehabilitation center in The Bronx succumbed to injuries 11 days after his roommate assaulted him in his sleep.

Several similar incidents have been reported over the past months. In April, a 62-year-old man was detained on suspicion of fatally stabbing his roommate in Brooklyn. In March, a woman allegedly stabbed her neighbor, a 27-year-old father of two, to death over a noise dispute in a Bronx building.

Earlier this year, in late January, a 62-year-old Hispanic man was found dead in his Bronx apartment, and his housemate was arrested on suspicion of the crime. In December, a 46-year-old ex-convict surrendered himself to the police, suspected of fatally shooting his neighbor during a prolonged dispute about noise in his Bronx residence.

A particularly tragic case occurred in mid-December when a 27-year-old model was allegedly stabbed to death by her roommate at a Midtown Manhattan shelter over a dispute involving loud music.

Authorities are urging anyone in need of assistance to reach out. Call 988 or 1.888.NYCWELL(1.888.692.9355). You can also text “WELL” to 65173. Additional information can be found at