NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - NYPD detectives are investigating a double killing of a couple who owned a religious goods store in Brooklyn.
Officers responding to a 911 call about a robbery Wednesday evening at a home on Winthrop Street near Rogers Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens found two unconscious and unresponsive people, the NYPD said.
Cops found Stephenson Bonaparte, 65, on the sidewalk in front of the home and Hazel Brown, 59, in the doorway of the home. Both had been stabbed several times, the NYPD said. Brown was dead. Medics brought Bonaparte to Kings County Hospital where he died, police said.
The couple was returning home from working at their store, King Soloman Religious Store, when a man suddenly appeared, stabbed them, and then ran off, police said.
Neighbors said the victims have adult children and grandchildren. A daughter and her child live in the home and reportedly heard the attack.
Police are not yet sure that a robbery took place. Detectives spent Thursday speaking to neighbors. No one is in custody.
Witnesses said the attacker wore a ski mask and was seen running from the scene. The only description released by police was that the attacker was a black man with a medium build.