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Police use Taser to subdue suspect who fatally stabbed his father inside of their Brookville home

Jun. 8, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb

Police used a Taser to subdue a suspect who had fatally stabbed his father inside of their Brookville home early Thursday morning, according to authorities.

Police from the 105th Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding an “emotionally disturbed person” with a knife inside of a 230th Street home just before 1 a.m. on June 8. Upon their arrival, officers encountered 19-year-old Arthur E Walker armed with a knife who then attempted to barricade himself inside of the residence.

Officers then enters the home and found 60-year-old Arthur Walker — the suspect’s father — with stab wounds to his chest and a slash wound to his arm, according to authorities. Officers then used a Taser to subdue the suspect and recover the knife.

EMS arrived at the scene and transported the elder Walker to NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens in Jamaica, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The younger Walker was taken into police custody and transported to Long Island Jewish Medical Center for evaluation.

A police spokesperson could not confirm a motive behind the attack at this time.

The younger Walker was arrested later Thursday afternoon and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9.

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