Detectives booked a 31-year-old Queens man accused of stabbing his stepfather to death during a fight inside their Queens residence early Wednesday morning, police announced.
Police sources said the brawl broke out just before 12:30 a.m. on April 28, when Henry Garland, 41, got into a verbal dispute with his wife, the suspect’s mother, in their home on North Conduit Avenue near Springfield Boulevard in Springfield Gardens.
Garland’s stepson — Andrew Hilton, 31, who also lives at the location — allegedly intervened in the shouting match, law enforcement sources said, resulting in a physical struggle between him and his stepfather.
Things turned deadly, cops said, when Hilton allegedly grabbed hold of a knife and stabbed Garland multiple times in the neck and torso.
Officers from the 113th Precinct responded to the home a short time later after receiving a 911 call about the incident. EMS rushed Garland to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police took Hilton into custody at the scene and brought him in for questioning. The knife used in the deadly encounter was also recovered.
Hilton was booked Wednesday afternoon on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon, the NYPD reported.