Bay Shore Arrested for Fatal Stabbing in Central Islip

Suffolk County Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the stabbing death last night of a Central Islip man.

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Central Islip, NY - March 10th, 2014 - Suffolk County Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the stabbing death last night of a Central Islip man.

Third Precinct police officers responded to 7 Pinewood Ave. after a 911 caller reported that people were yelling at that location. When officers arrived, they found Carlos Velasquez, 40, lying in the street with a stab wound to the torso. He was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he died.

Witnesses identified Wilfredo Flores of 50 Jensen Road, Bay Shore as the assailant and held him until police arrived. Flores, 28, was arrested and has been charged with Manslaughter 1st Degree.

Flores is being held at the Third Precinct and will be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.

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Incident:         Man Stabbed to Death in Central Islip
Location:        7 Pinewood Ave., Central Islip
Date/Time:     Saturday, March 9, 2014 at 8:55 p.m.