Man arrested after fatal stabbing in lobby of Brooklyn apartment building

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Saturday, November 27, 2021
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A man was arrested in the fatal stabbing in the lobby of an apartment building in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police have arrested and charged a man in connection to a fatal stabbing in the lobby of an apartment building in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

Authorities arrested 56-year-old Brooklyn resident Vito Bauza on Saturday and charged him with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

The incident took place on Friday, when police were called to the Dorset building on 99th Street and Third Avenue, where a man had been stabbed multiple times in the chest and stomach.

He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police identified the victim as 40-year-old Queens resident Ernest Diaz.

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