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Family searches for answers after Army vet dies, father injured in Harlem double stabbing

HARLEM, Manhattan —The search continues for an attacker who stabbed an Army veteran to death and left the vet’s father in critical but stable condition inside of a Harlem building Friday night.

The family of 35-year-old Hason Correa and 56-year-old Wesley Correa is left with many questions after police say the father and son were found stabbed in the chest following a heated dispute.

Police responded to an assault in front of a building near the intersection of West 152nd Street and Frederick Douglas Boulevard around 11 p.m. Friday and found both men bloodied with stab wounds to the chest.

Both men were transported to the hospital where Hason later died, police said.

The father is expected to survive.

Hason Correa,35 and Wesley Correa, 56 is picture( photo credit: Family member)

Police are searching for any surveillance video that can identify the assailants.

“This is devastating news for our family, and even more heartbreaking that his killer and my uncle’s attacker is still at large,” a family member told PIX11 Sunday.

According to the family, Hason, who lived in the Bronx, was a father of three young children.

Hason was a veteran who served in the New York Army National Guard for two years followed by active duty service for seven years, according to a spokesperson for the US Army.

Hason served a six-month tour in Afghanistan, the US Army said.

“We are all just shocked, confused and hurt,” the family member told PIX11.

The family says the veteran was home after being medically released due to an injury sustained during his last tour.

Police continued to scour the neighborhood, and could be seen Saturday  entering the apartment building where the bloody attack took place.

The incident remains under investigation.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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