A suspect has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of 28-year-old dancer O’Shae Sibley at a gas station over the weekend.
The suspect reportedly turned himself in to police at a Brooklyn station house.
From NBC New York:
The suspect’s name has not yet been released by police.
The news comes ahead of a planned memorial for Sibley, who was killed after a confrontation between a group of friends who were dancing to a Beyoncé song at a Mobil station in Midwood.
As he and the group he was with were filling up their car with gas, according to a friend, another group of young men seemingly took offense to something.
According to several reports, the offended men demanded Sibley and his friends stop dancing because they were Muslim and it offended their religion.
Police have reportedly been investigating the incident as a hate crime.
BREAKING: A suspect was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of O'Shae Sibley, law enforcement sources say.https://t.co/Fk9YSTmTzF
— Matt Lavietes (@mattlavietes) August 4, 2023
A “Justice for O'Shae Sibley” memorial is planned Friday at the Mobil station, and a vigil is planned on Saturday at Manhattan’s LGBTQ Community Center.https://t.co/SwQJ3AtDhA
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) August 3, 2023