A Mount Vernon man is scheduled to be arraigned Saturday morning after he allegedly stabbed a 23-year-old Peekskill man to death during an argument on South Street Friday.
Peekskill police arrested Sunil Williams, 29, of Mount Vernon, and charged him with second-degree murder this Friday.
Police allege that Williams stabbed a 23-year-old Peekskill man during an argument that took place in the area of South and Washington streets.
The victim, whose name was withheld, had recently moved to the area from the Bronx and had been involved in an ongoing dispute involving Williams, according to Lt. Eric Johansen of the Peekskill police department.
Police said they received a call at about 10:30 a.m. in the area of South Street for an altercation. A detective drove by the area and found the victim with several stab wounds. Emergency officials from the Peekskill fire department arrived at the scene and transported the victim to the Hudson Valley Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Another man, who was with Williams at the time of the stabbing, turned himself to police and was arrested on unrelated charges. Johansen did not say what those charges were or identify the man Friday night.
Williams was discovered a short while later, hiding at a residence on Elm Street.
Johansen said police were still investigating the cause of the argument.
Williams and the second defendant are currently being held in Peekskill city lockup and are awaiting arraignment.
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