Disturbing video shows NYC man, 55, with bloodstained hands and a huge kitchen knife after a fatal stabbing at a Chinatown gambling den
- NYPD is looking for Shen Bing Weng, 55, who is a suspect in stabbing death of Qi Rui Weng, 58; the two men are not related
- Shen Bing is suspected of knifing Qi Rui during a dispute at a gambling den in Chinatown on Monday
- Surveillance video shows Shen Bing walking through kitchen supply store located next door to gambling den with a huge knife in his hand before attack
- Another clip shows Shen Bing walking on the street with what looks like blood on his hands
Police in crime-plagued New York City are hunting for a suspect in a Chinatown gambling den murder who was last seen on surveillance video brandishing a large kitchen knife and walking around with blood on his hands.
The NYPD has identified the wanted man as 55-year-old Shen Bin Weng.
Weng is a suspect in the killing of 58-year-old Qi Rui Weng, who was knifed to death during a dispute at a gambling den at 125 Division Street in Chinatown on Monday.
According to the authorities, the two men are not related.
The victim suffered multiple stab wounds to his torso during the attack. He was discovered in the restroom with a large knife sticking out of his body. A smaller knife was found nearby.
Surveillance video that was released by the NYPD on Wednesday shows suspect Shen Bing Weng, 55, walking through a kitchen supply store with a huge knife in his right hand just minutes before a deadly stabbing at a gambling den next door
Staff at San Jiang Trading reportedly said that the suspect walked into the store on Monday and asked for a knife, then grabbed two from a display case and took off
On Monday afternoon, police were called to 125 Division Street, where they found 58-year-old Qi Rui Weng suffering from fatal stab wounds to the torso
Qi Rui Weng, from Queens, was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
Surveillance video that was released by the police on Wednesday shows Shen Bin Weng, before the stabbing, walking through San Jiang Trading, a kitchen supply store that is located next door to the illegal gambling establishment. A massive knife is seen in his right hand.
Workers at the store told police that the suspect had gone into the business, asking where he could find a knife, then grabbed two from a display case and left.
Another clip that was recorded on Monday afternoon, after the stabbing, shows Shen Bin Weng walking south on Pike Street and talking on his cellphone. Both his hands are coated with what appears to be blood.
A $3,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.
Surveillance video taken after the stabbing shows Shen Bing Weng with his hands coated in what appears to be blood
Shen Bing Weng remains at large. A $3,500 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest
The fatal stabbing in Chinatown comes amid a surge in violent crime in New York City, which Mayor Eric Adams has repeatedly promised to curb. So far, however, his efforts have fallen short of the mark, with nearly every category of offense, except for murder, registering increases, leaving New Yorkers feeling unsafe in their own city.
The latest statistics from the NYPD indicate that the overall crime rate was up more than 44 per cent compared to the same time last year.
Felony assaults were up 19 percent, rapes jumped nearly 16 percent and robberies spiked more than 47 percent over the past year.
Transit and hate crimes in the Big Apple saw the most dramatic gains, at 65 percent and 57 percent, respectively.
There have been a slew of violent attacks in New York City’s subway system, most recently on Tuesday morning, when a fare dodger slit a commuter’s throat with a boxcutter in the Wall Street train station. The victim in that attack survived.
In February, Adams unveiled the Subway Safety Plan initiative with Governor Kathy Hochul, after the mayor deemed the subway ‘unsafe’ after commuting to work a few times since he took office.
Hochul also said the state would deliver 600 new psychiatric beds and another 500 beds at shelters in the city to try and provide help for those currently living in the subways, many of whom suffer from severe mental illness.