BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A beloved nurse was stabbed to death in Brooklyn on Sunday morning, officials said.

Cynthia McLeod, 55, was killed in front of a bodega near Van Buren Street and Marcus Garvey Boulevard around 11 a.m., officials said. Police have not yet shared a motive in the deadly attack.

Residents in the area told PIX11 News a man chased the suspect down and held him until police arrived. Hours later, officials arrested James Brown, 62, in the stabbing death. He was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

The 55-year-old victim has a teenaged son and has lived in the area for more than three decades, residents said. She was a hard working woman and always looked out for the neighborhood.