PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn — A man and a women were stabbed to death during what appears to be an attempted robbery Wednesday night in Brooklyn, police said.
Police responded to calls of a robbery in progress at a Winthrop Street home. They found two unconscious people who'd suffered multiple stab wounds.
Stephenson Bonaparte, 65, was in front of the home and Hazel Brown, 59, was inside.
Both victims were stabbed outside the home, police said.
Brown, retired transit worker, is believed to have fought off her attacker as he tried to get inside the home, where she collapsed and was found dead, according to neighbors.
Nothing was taken during the deadly attack.
Neighbors on Thursday said the couple was very friendly and got along with everyone.
“The husband and wife, they were always together. They were very loving," one neighbor said.
The couple lived in the house with their daughter and 1-year-old granddaughter, neighbors said. The woman and child were upstairs during the altercation; afterward, the she took the baby to a neighbor's home to call police.
No arrests have been made, but police say the attacker was a masked man armed with a gun and knife.
Neighbors said they are shocked something like this could have happened in the area. It's a safe street known for its block parties.