Police outlined chilling details behind the gruesome weekend murder of a Queens man allegedly slain by a previously homeless roommate.
The man allegedly responsible for the Far Rockaway killing — Gyasi Denis, 35 — apparently had chilling words for the victim’s friend when she came looking for him, authorities said Tuesday.
Authorities believe that 68-year-old Calvin Alexander had been lying dead for several days inside his third-floor apartment at 11-24 McBride Street for several days when he was discovered at around 12:44 a.m. on Feb. 3. According to Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny, police found a blood-soaked crime scene almost straight out of a horror movie.
“There was blood on the walls, blood on the doors, blood on the closet — blood all over the bed,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said.
Detectives determined that Alexander had apparently been beaten to death in a shocking attack. Bite marks were found over his body, he had been punched, and stabbed in the back. The perpetrator used a piece of wood as a makeshift knife, which Chief Kenny believes to be the murder weapon.
When a friend of Alexander hadn’t heard from him, police sources said, she arrived at his apartment on Saturday to look for him. When she came across Denis, who also goes by the name “Eli”, and asked where her friend was, police said he offered a bone chilling response.
“She says: ‘have you seen Calvin?’ He says: ‘Calvin’s dead’ and walks out of the building,” Chief Kenny said. “He’s quickly taken into custody, and he’s brought back to the [101st Precinct] stationhouse, where he tells the officers that he killed Calvin.”
Police believe the ferocious killing stemmed from an argument Denis and Alexander allegedly had over drugs and money.
Denis, who is listed as homeless, had been couch suffering at the apartment and continued to live there for several days while Alexander’s body remained in a vacant room.
At the time of his arrest, police said, Denis had Alexander’s credit cards in his possession.
Denis is charged with manslaughter, burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.