Homeless man arrested in connection to fatal stabbing in Far Rockaway: NYPD

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A 35-year-old homeless man was charged with manslaughter hours after a Far Rockaway man was found dead with blunt-force trauma to his face early Saturday morning.
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Detectives from the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway arrested a homeless man in connection to a fatal stabbing of a man who was found unconscious and unresponsive inside a home on the 1100 block of McBride Street early Saturday morning.

Gyasi Denis, 35, was taken into custody at around 5 p.m. on the day of the attack and was booked at the 101st Precinct where he was charged with manslaughter and other crimes, according to the NYPD.

Police discovered the 64-year-old victim inside the home with stab wounds and blunt force trauma to his face, after a dispute transpired at the location, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation. EMS responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. The incident was later ruled a homicide by the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The identity of the deceased is pending proper family notification. Denis was reportedly interviewed by investigators as a witness before he was taken into custody.

In addition to the manslaughter charge, Denis was also booked for burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance. The investigation remains ongoing, police said.