The 17-year-old who is suspected of fatally stabbing a gay dancer at a Brooklyn gas station over the weekend has reportedly been recognized by police. Investigations on the incident are ongoing as alleged hate crimes.
Brooklyn Gas Station Stabbing
The fight can be seen on surveillance footage with Sibley and friends trading sharp words with the young men while wearing pale pink shorts. The suspect can be seen recording the conversation with his phone while wearing a black t-shirt and red shorts. According to a witness who spoke to Pix11, the suspect might have uttered anti-LGBTQ+ remarks.
O’Shae Sibley, a 28-year-old dancer and choreographer, arrived at a gas station in Brooklyn’s Midwood neighborhood on Saturday night with a group of peers. While waiting for their car to fill up, the gang was apparently voguing to a Beyoncé song when another group of young males leaving the station’s convenience store started harassing them.
Kemar Jewel, a director and choreographer who collaborated with Sibley, claimed that Otis Pena, one of Sibley’s pals from the gas station, had described the scene to him in an interview with the New York Times. ‘Stop saying that,’ we told the other group of young men, Pena and Sibley claimed. In no way is being homosexual wrong.
Witness on O’Shae Sibley Death
The young guys objected to Sibley and his friends’ dancing, citing their Muslim faith, according to another witness, Summy Ullah, who spoke to the New York Daily News.
The suspect, who was reportedly known for stirring up trouble at the station, reportedly fled the scene in a black SUV and is still at large, according to law enforcement sources who spoke to NBC New York. Even though they haven’t told the media, investigators reportedly know the suspect’s identify now, according to CBS New York.
Sibley was transported to Maimonides Medical Center and pronounced dead there.