UPDATE: According to the FG/CH Patch, Keylester Williams was arrested yesterday, following a four-day search.
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
January 9, 2011
Contact: Aja Worthy-Davis at (212) 788-7081
Fort Greene Man Stabbed and Killed In Farragut Houses; Suspect Remains At Large
New York, NY— On January 6, 2012, Marcquel McDuffy, 22, was stabbed in the head and chest with a pen knife following a wrestling match with a friend in Fort Greene’s Farragut Houses (NYCHA). According to the victim’s brother, Mr. McDuffy and the suspect (Keylester Williams) had no known conflict between them. Both parties were reportedly inebriated during the attack, which took place around 9:30PM.
Mr. McDuffy, who lived at 177 Sands Street, staggered out of the apartment following the attack and collapsed in a nearby stairwell. He was taken to the nearby Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Mr. Williams, reportedly an employee with Duane Reade drug stores, remains at large.
“The senseless murder of this young man is horrific,” said Council Member Letitia James. “I urge residents of Farragut Houses, Fort Greene and Vinegar Hill to work with NYPD to locate the suspect and bring him swiftly to justice.”
Mr. Duffy was a student in a music production program, and wanted to have a career in hip-hop music.