Brooklyn double stabbing leaves mother dead and son critically wounded: NYPD

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Police in Brooklyn are investigating a double stabbing at an apartment building on Friday night that left a mother dead and her son critically wounded.

Law enforcement sources said the bloodshed occurred at about 7:02 p.m. on Jan. 19 at 1500 Hornell Loop in Starrett City.

Officers from the 75th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call for assistance at the location, found Donna Hyman, 58, and her 36-year-old son stabbed multiple times in the torso inside an apartment.

EMS responded to the scene and pronounced Hyman dead. The wounded man was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

Brooklyn apartment building where double stabbing occurred
The apartment building at 1500 Hornell Loop in Starrett City, Brooklyn, where the double stabbing occurred on Jan. 19, 2024.Photo via Google Maps

During the investigation, police also found a dog dead outside the building. Sources familiar with the investigation said on Saturday it is not clear if the canine belonged to Hyman or her son, or if it is connected to the homicide at all.

Citing sources, the New York Post reported that the dog may have been the subject of a dispute involving Hyman and her son, and thrown out of an apartment window. Police sources, however, could not verify the details of that report.

Sources familiar with the investigation said on Saturday that no criminal charges are pending against the 36-year-old man at this time.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said.