They killed a Hispanic while playing soccer in a New York park: stabbed by a friend

Fort Washington Park, Upper Manhattan, NYC – Photo: Mariela Lombard / The NY Journal

Ricardo Sánchez, a man just 29 years old, was stabbed to death in broad daylight when a fight broke out during a football game in Upper Manhattan.

According to the New York police, Sánchez was playing soccer inside Fort Washington Park at West 165th Street and Riverside Drive shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday when an acquaintance of his, reportedly identified as Ronald Guilcapi, 24, repeatedly stabbed him with a broken bottle during a fight, the police said.

The two men were playing soccer in the park when they argued. Sanchez, a resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. NYPD said that his body presented stab wounds to the chest, arm, and neck.

Guilicapi fled but was arrested shortly after, according to amNY. The suspect, who lives less than a mile from the scene in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood, was arrested and charged with murder. He said the circumstances that led to the deadly fight were not clear until last night. New York Post.