Arrest in fatal Riis Houses stabbing

Police have made an arrest in the fatal stabbing on Mon., March 25, around 8:47 p.m., in front of 1115 F.D.R. Drive, near E. 11th St., at the Jacob Riis Houses.

Responding officers found a 27-year-old man with a stab wound to the stomach. E.M.S. medics transported the victim to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

On Wed., March 27, police released the name of the victim, Phibeon Smalls, 27, of 710 E. Ninth St., and said that Christopher Dixon, 26, of the same building, had been arrested for his murder. The victim lived on the second floor and the alleged killer lives on the fifth floor at the address, which is slightly less than a block west of the Riis Houses.

The victim lived at 710 E. Ninth St., where he was neighbors with the alleged stabber, according to police. (Google Streetview)

A witness reported the two had argued prior to the stabbing, a police spokesperson said on…

Original published: 2019-03-28 02:49:53 Read the full New York City News here


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