2010-07-01 / Other News

Pct. Commander Helps Arrest Stabbing Suspect

By Charles Rogers

Captain Milt Marmara, commanding officer of the 69th Precinct, took an active and crucial part in the arrest of three men who had allegedly just participated in the stabbing of a 24- year-old man at the corner of Remsen and Flatlands avenues last Monday.

Patrol officers said they were called to the busy intersection at about 8:30 p.m. when a radio call advised them a stabbing had occurred there.

When they arrived, they saw the victim bleeding profusely from a “large gash wound on his right arm,” they said.

They applied a tourniquet to stem the bleeding and, while attending to the man, they saw three men running north on Remsen Avenue and gave a description of the men over the NYPD communications system.

As the men reached Glenwood Road on foot, Captain Marmara, who had been patrolling in the same section and was answering the call at the corner, saw the three individuals fitting the description of those allegedly involved in the stabbing incident. He got out of his car and ordered the trio to stop, at the same time noting that one of them removed a knife from his pocket and dropped it on the ground. Marmara said he also noticed that the three were sweating profusely and breathing heavily when they were stopped.

The trio was brought to the victim, who identified them as his alleged attackers, noting that the man who stabbed him was Kirschel Gilliard, 23. Christopher Moss, 16, and Ronald Dupera, also 23, were identified as accomplices.

After the identification process, the three were arrested and the victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he received ten stitches to his wound. He was then listed in stable condition.

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