Ex-con suspect busted in NYC’s first homicide of 2023: cops

Ex-con suspect busted in NYC’s first homicide of 2023: cops

An ex-con who served time for tried homicide has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a person to loss of life throughout a spat over a parking spot — the town’s first murder of 2023, police stated Wednesday.

Ira Shane, 52, is accused of fatally knifing 63-year-old Sergio Garcia shortly earlier than 4 a.m. on New Yr’s Day. He was nabbed Tuesday afternoon after a witness got here ahead to police, cops stated. 

Ira Shane, 52, was arrested Tuesday afternoon primarily based on a witness’ tip, cops stated. Tomas E.Gaston for NY Put up

Shane was charged with homicide, manslaughter and felony possession of a weapon, authorities stated. 

Garcia was stabbed together with a 38-year-old girl in entrance of a constructing on Faculty Avenue close to East a hundred and seventieth Road in Claremont Village, The Bronx, cops stated.

The lethal stabbing stemmed from a feud over a parking spot, cops stated. Tomas E.Gaston for NY Put up

“They had been concerned in an altercation with an unknown group over parking,” a legislation enforcement supply advised The Put up on the time. “This man bought killed over a parking spot.”

The wounded pair confirmed up at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, with Garcia pronounced useless and the girl listed in secure situation, cops stated.

Shane was convicted of tried homicide in 1989 and paroled in 2010, state corrections information present. His parole expired 4 months later.

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