Police arrest 20-year-old career criminal, in murder of playwright out for an evening stroll with his wife in Brooklyn, NY
Christina Carroll watched in horror as Gary Correa allegedly, fatally Stabbed, her husband George Carroll after victim made eye contact with group of youths, including Correa, Aug 18
Cops arrested Gary Correa Thursday in Brooklyn, just a few blocks from the crime scene
He has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of George Carroll, 42, in Greenpoint
Correa’s has a long list of priors including 13 arrests for robbery, burglary and drug possession,
He also has other pending cases, most recent were arrests in May for robbery and grand larceny
A seemingly unrepentant Gary Correa [white shirt] is put inside a police squad car
Officers of New York’s Police Department on Thursday captured a 20-year-old murder suspect accused of stabbing to death a Brooklyn playwrite in front of his wife two weeks ago.
Gary Correa was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the August 18 killing of 42-year-old George Carroll near his home in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.
Carroll was walking with his wife near a local park when he allegedly made eye contact and exchanged words with two men standing on a stoop.
The men chased the victim down the street and one of them, later identified by police as Correa, stabbed him in the chest.
Actor George Carroll, fatally stabbed on New York street, in front of wife, by total stranger during an argument
Correa, who has a long rap sheet, is accused of killing 42-year-old Carroll in front of his wife after the two men had some words. Police carried out Correa’s arrest at 1pm on Thursday after he was spotted walking in the area of Norman Avenue and Guernsey Street, just a couple of blocks from the crime scene.
Career criminal Gary Correa was arrested Thursday in the August 18 stabbing death of George Carroll in Brooklyn\\
Correa was expected to be arraigned on Friday.
On August 18, Carroll had just left dinner with his wife, Christina Romero Carroll, around 9.30pm when they came across a group of people, including Correa.
The 20-year-old was identified as a suspect by police after another man he was hanging out with showed up at the crime scene to pick up his car, which he left behind during the attack.
That man reportedly, did not take part in the murder.
His wife, Christina Romero Carroll, was with him at the time. She broke down in tears as she spoke about his death
Carroll and his wife were walking down Monitor Street in Greenpoint near the group of young men who were hanging out around an SUV, Carroll’s wife told NBC 4 a few days after the stabbing.
One of the men looked at her husband, they made eye contact and he spoke to him.
‘It’s basically “what are you looking at?” That was it,’ Romero Carroll recalled. ‘And my husband, he’s a Texan, he’s like “I’m…looking.”‘
She said the man then chased her husband, stabbed him, and sped off with his pal in the SUV. Carroll was taken to Woodhull Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
‘Mr Carroll was walking down the street and just some eyes back and forth led to a dispute,’ NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.
The suspect has a long arrest record, police said. His record paints the portrait of an out of control career criminal. He has 13 previous arrests for robbery, burglary and drug possession. He has two pending cases of robbery at gunpoint, both of which took place on the same day in 2016.
He was most recently arrested in May and charged with robbery and grand larceny.
NYPD officers speak to Christina Romero-Carroll at the crime scene on Aug 18, about the altercation leading up to the murder. She witnessed the crime
‘It’s still not registering… We had just seen an apartment — we were going to see two more apartments today. I can’t believe we’re talking about him in the past,’ said Christina Romero Carroll about her late husband.
The incident took place near Msgr. McGoldrick Park in Brooklyn.
Carroll was a writer and actor who was originally from Texas, his wife said. He moved to New York in 2001 and they recently moved from East New York to Greenpoint because they thought it would be safer.
Despite Greenpoint’s rapidly rising rents and high standard of living, residents of the neighborhood say that over at McGolrick Park, less than a block from where Carroll was stabbed, a growing homeless population and raucous youth are causing concerns.
George Carroll was a writer and actor who was originally from Texas, according to his wife Christina. He moved to New York in 2001. Ironically they recently moved from East New York to Greenpoint because they thought it would be safer