BY ROSE ADAMS, EMILY DAVENPORT AND TODD MAISEL
A 26-year-old allegedly stabbed his father to death in their Brooklyn home early Wednesday morning and may have partially eaten him, police sources say.
One high-ranking cop with decades on the job told AMNewYork that, “it’s one of the worst crime scenes I’ve ever seen. He was missing body parts — we don’t know where they are.”
The suspect, Khaled Ahmad, allegedly went into a Dyker Heights bagel shop sometime before 4:20 am on April 15, and told cops that he had killed and eaten his father, another law enforcement source said.
“The suspect went up to two officers that were at the bagel shop and he told them he killed his father. I was informed that he ate his father as well,” the source said.
The comment sparked a wellness check at the victim’s house at 1362 84th Street near 14th Avenue — a well-groomed, quiet block of Dyker Heights — where officers found the grisly scene.
Upon their arrival, officers found 57-year-old Imad Ahmad, unconscious and unresponsive, with multiple stab wounds to his body. The body was also mutilated, cops said.
Emergency medical service responders pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The younger man was taken into custody.
The 26-year-old Ahmad is said to be unemployed and had been sheltering in place at the home. One law enforcement source said he had a history of emotional disturbance.
“They were quiet neighbors, I’ve seen the kids every now and again,” said one resident who asked not to be named, a 20-year resident of the block. “He always had a hat and suit on. I’m shocked to be out here this morning with my coffee and see they have it roped off.”
“I just saw him three days ago. I am sad to know that he’s gone,” said Mansor Hassan, 54, also a neighbor of the family.
The suspect is charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, according to a police spokesperson. Crime scene investigators were on scene this morning and the investigation is ongoing.
The criminal complaint says that the father’s body was “dismembered and eviscerated,” law enforcement sources say. Those sources added that he won’t be arraigned tonight and may have been taken to a psychiatric hospital.
Updated at 5:40 p.m.