Man charged for slaying brother on Lower East Side, across from NYPD headquarters

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Detectives charged a Lower East Side man for fatally stabbing his brother inside their apartment over the weekend and then confessed to the crime across the street outside of One Police Plaza.

Triquang Au, 50, was booked on murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges for killing his sibling, Wilson Au, 61, inside their residence at 15 St. James Place, which is part of the Governor Alfred Smith Houses, at about 2:53 p.m. on April 10.

The Smith Houses are located across the way from One Police Plaza, the NYPD’s headquarters. After allegedly knifing his brother, police sources said, Triquang Au walked over to One Police Plaza — the blood-covered knife still in his hand — and told a lieutenant outside the building about what he had done. 

Upon arriving at the location, officers from the 5th Precinct and NYPD PSA 4 discovered Wilson Au lying on the kitchen floor, unconscious and unresponsive, with a stab wound to his torso.

EMS units rushed the victim to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. 

Law enforcement sources said it was unclear why Triquang Au allegedly took a knife to his brother. He has no prior criminal history.

Triquang Au was taken into custody for further questioning, and was formally charged late Sunday night.

Updated on April 12 at 8:50 a.m.