2008-09-04 / Front Page


By Charles Rogers

Thanks to quick work by 69th Precinct detectives and the Brooklyn South Fugitive Apprehension Team, an arrest has been made in the stabbing of a Canarsie High School student on Tuesday, the first day of school.

The victim, Kynlan Gateau, 18, of Brooklyn Avenue, told police he was leaving the school grounds shortly before 11 a.m. when he was confronted by another student, Andre Powell, also 18, of East 84th Street, with whom he'd had an ongoing dispute since last year. Powell and a group of his friends allegedly followed Gateau north on Rockaway Parkway and across Flatlands Avenue to the subway terminal area at Glenwood Road when they apparently got into a fight.

According to police, Powell allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Gateau in the left side. The victim fell to the ground and Gasteau and the attackers fled, most of them into the subway station.

When police and Emergency Medical Service paramedics arrived, Gasteau was taken to Brookdale Hospital for treatment and listed in stable condition.

Detectives from the Fugitive Team, along with Detective Manny Katranakis of the 69th Squad determined Powell was the alleged stabber. He was picked up at his home at 2:30 a.m. yesterday and was taken to the Foster Avenue station house where he was arrested by Detective Katranakis. Powell was charged with assault.

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