YONKERS, NY (CBSNewYork) – Yonkers The police are looking for a suspect they believe stabbed a shop owner to death.
According to police, the authorities responded at around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday after a 911 call from the Premier Fashion store on New Main Street. When the first responders arrived at the scene, they found Ruben Martinez-Campos, 47, with stab wounds in the chest. They took him to a trauma center in the area for treatment, but he did not survive.
Detectives watched surveillance video and talked to witnesses. They said the first stabbing suspect had an incident with a taxi driver outside the store before entering the store. He was later accused of trying to steal a set of clothes. That’s when Martinez-Campos intervened and tried to stop him, police said.
Police said the suspect stabbed Martinez-Campos outside the store and fled.
Authorities said they have identified an interested person in the case and “are working to conduct the arrest”.