Police release sketch in subway double murder

Police have released a sketch of the man wanted for murdering two young men on a subway over the weekend.

March 31, 2010 5:47:35 PM PDT
Police have released a sketch of the man wanted for murdering two young men on a subway over the weekend.The homicides happened early Sunday morning on the downtown No. 2 train at the Christopher Street station. The sketch is based on a description provided by a witness.

The suspect is a Hispanic male, approximately 25 years old and standing 5-feet-10 to 6-feet tall. He has a medium build and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a black leather waist-length jacket.

The suspect was in the company of approximately five other Hispanic males who became involved in an altercation with another group of males. The man produced a large kitchen knife, stabbing three victims and causing two fatalities.

Police responded to 911 calls just after 5 a.m. on Sunday morning. A witness said one of the men meant to toss a bag of beer bottles out an open train door. But it accidentally hit the suspect, who became enraged.

The victims were both 24-year-old men who were stabbed multiple times in the torso. Both were pronounced dead on arrival at St. Vincent's Hospital. They were later identified as Darnell Morel and Ricardo Williams, both of Brooklyn.

A third victim, identified only as a 23-year-old man, suffered stab wounds to the arm and neck and is in stable condition at St. Vincent's.


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