A 54-year old man was found with stab wounds inside his apartment at 1306 Ocean Ave near the Brooklyn College campus Sunday morning.
The victim, Ramon Marrero, was discovered by police responding to a 911 call. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where has was pronounced dead.
The apartment building is located at the B49 bus stop across from Brooklyn College’s heating plants and western entrance.
Later that day at around 7pm, police arrested 44-year old Norberto Lozada, Marrero’s cousin, and is now being charged with second-degree murder. The two men lived together in the apartment and looked after Marrero’s mother.
Prosecutors alleged that a witness saw Lozado overpower his cousin and stab him with a knife. Lazados’s attorney, Mark Robert Muccigrosso, claimed that the stabbing was in self-defense.
Bail was denied and Lazado is currently being held at the Brooklyn Detention Complex in Downtown Brooklyn. His next court appearance is set for November 18.
Neighbors told PIX11 News that Marrero was a “very nice guy,” who walked his dog and took care of his mother.