Man found dead with lacerations to his neck in Brooklyn

Brooklyn deadly stabbing

EMS and police on the scene after Luis Ocasio, 37, was found fatally slashed in the neck in Bushwick, Brooklyn on Dec. 12, 2021, police say. (Citizen App)

BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — A man’s body was found on the ground in Brooklyn on Sunday morning with lacerations to the neck, police said.

The 37-year-old victim was unconscious and unresponsive near Stanwix Street and Melrose Street when officers arrived around 6:30 a.m., officials said. Emergency medical services pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The victim was later identified by officials as Luis Ocasio of Brooklyn.

No arrests have been made.

The NYPD has not yet released a description of the attacker.

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