Charges pending after 15-year-old stabbed to death in NYC fight over parking spot

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Friday, June 18, 2021
Charges pending against man in murder of teen over parking space
Diana Rocco reports on the teen's death from Bedford-Stuyvesant.

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Charges are pending against a man who allegedly stabbed a 15-year-old to death during a dispute over a parking space in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon.

Police say the incident started when a driver attempted to park his car on Decatur Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 2:30 p.m.

The 48-year-old was apparently attempting to pull into a spot, but his path was blocked by a car that was double parked.

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The man went to talk to the young adults about the double parked car, and a dispute ensued.

Police say the group surrounded the man, who then stabbed 15-year-old Tory Lovik in the chest.

Lovik was later pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.

"It's sad," one area resident said. "It's a shame, especially when it has something to do with an adult and a child. It really doesn't make any sense."

The man was taken into custody but is currently hospitalized for a medical condition following the fatal stabbing.

He has a pre-exiting condition and requires dialysis.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

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