Detectives charged a 19-year-old man allegedly connected to a double stabbing in Brooklyn on Saturday night in which he attacked two security workers at a party, killing one of them.
Police said the attack happened at about 10:42 p.m. on Feb. 26 outside 168 7th St. in Gowanus.
Sources familiar with the investigation said the suspect — Jose Velasco, 19, of Brook Avenue — attempted to get into a party being held at the venue and got into a heated dispute with the two victims, both of whom were working a security detail. The argument then turned violent, cops said, when the perpetrator pulled out a sharp object and went on the attack.
Officers from the 78th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about a stabbing at the location, found one of the security guards, Martin Pretto, 25, of 85th Street, with a knife wound to his chest; and his colleague, a 21-year-old man, who had been stabbed in the back.
EMS rushed both victims to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where Pretto was pronounced dead a short time later.
The 21-year-old victim, meanwhile, was listed in stable condition.
Velasco was charged with manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.