A knife struggle within the East Village left one man dead and one other wounded over the weekend — surprising neighbors of the usually “quiet block.”
Police discovered Michael Gillegbower, 31, at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday in entrance of a constructing on East tenth Street between Avenues B and C with a number of stab wounds to his torso, cops stated.
Authorities introduced him to Mount Sinai Beth Israel, the place he was pronounced dead.
An unidentified 28-year-old man — who had been stabbed within the again — was taken into custody and dropped at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. He was listed in secure situation.
Cops discovered two knives on the scene, legislation enforcement sources stated.
On Sunday, a pool of blood nonetheless stained the pavement exterior the constructing.
A 46-year-old neighbor who lives throughout the road advised The Post that he heard screaming exterior on Saturday night time. When he regarded out his window, he noticed a person laying on the bottom.
“There was a pool of blood on the street — I may see it from my window,” he stated. “I’ve by no means seen something like this occur earlier than on this block. It’s a quiet block.”
A pal of the deceased stood close to his loss of life scene on Sunday, weeping.
“He was my brother, he was like a giant brother to me,” the pal stated of Gillegbower.
“Michael was a extremely good individual. He fastened bikes, he cherished driving bikes round,” the pal added. “I’ve identified him my entire life — that is simply loopy.”