ST. ALBANS A 20-year-old Jamaica man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly fatally stabbed another man during a verbal dispute in St. Albans, DA Richard Brown said.
James McGee, of 166-44 144th Ave. in Jamaica, was charged with gang assault, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon after he allegedly stabbed a man in the chest during a fight at the corner of Linden Boulevard and 197th Street in St. Albans around 1 p.m. Saturday, the DA said.
Police allegedly observed the defendant holding the victim in a headlock and punching him in the face and head, the DA said.
The defendant was arrested at the scene and will next appear in court May 27, a DA spokeswoman said. If convicted, he could face up to 25 years in prison, she said.
The victim, who was not identified, was transported to a local hospital but eventually died from his injuries, the DA said.
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