NYPD: Woman fatally stabs 70-year-old man inside Bronx bodega

BRONX, New York City (WABC) -- Police are investigating after a woman fatally stabbed a 70-year-old man inside a Bronx bodega Friday afternoon.

Authorities say a 31-year-old woman stabbed the victim man in the chest inside a deli on Westchester Avenue just after noon.

The suspect and victim, both customers, got into a verbal dispute inside the grocery, police say.

Officials say the woman left the store and returned with a knife before stabbing the 70-year-old man in the abdomen. Witnesses say he made it outside before collapsing.

The man was rushed to Jacobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim's identity has not been released.

The woman, later identified as Madelyn Tamarez, ran away but was caught nearby and taken into custody. She has been charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.

Employees who know them both said they saw the entire incident.

"He's a good dude, he don't bother nobody and the the girl... when she's drunk she's no good, she bothers everybody," employee Al Hedie said.

Another employee said the guy asked the woman to leave him alone but she came back and struck him two times.

Detectives are working to determine what the initial dispute was about.

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