A New York City social justice activist was stabbed to death in front of his girlfriend as the pair made their way home from a wedding in Long Island on Monday.
The shocking video shows a deranged man appearing on the street as he followed the pair before slaughtering the activist and fleeing the scene.
The disturbing surveillance footage has provided police with a clear image of the suspect, who remains at large.
(WARNING: The following footage some may find upsetting)
BREAKING: NYPost has obtained footage of radical leftist NYC activist Ryan Carson being confronted by a black male who stabbed him to death on a Brooklyn street on Oct. 2. The suspect remains at large. Carson became celebrated for his advocacy for more drug injection sites. He… pic.twitter.com/5POEjMuWY2— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 3, 2023
As the New York Daily News reported, “The footage shows Ryan Carson, 32, and his girlfriend — allegedly BLM activist Claudia Morales, named in a leftist’s GoFundMe campaign linked to Carson’s death — seated at a bus stop bench near Malcolm X Blvd. near Lafayette Ave. in Brooklyn.”
The suspect can be seen walking past the couple around 3:50 a.m., ostensibly without exchanging any words. Carson and his girlfriend stand up shortly after that and begin walking in the same direction, The Blaze reports.
WANTED FOR MURDER: On 10/2/23 @ 3:50 AM, at Malcolm X Blvd & Lafayette Ave in the confines of the 81st Precinct, the above individual stabbed the victim multiple times, causing his demise. Any info, please call the @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/bjjxI7XTZA— NYPD 81st Precinct (@NYPD81Pct) October 3, 2023
But things turn dark when the suspect turns to Carson and says, “The f*** are you looking at? … Imma kill you right now!”
Carson immediately backs up and tells the thug, “Chill, chill.”
Despite Carson’s attempts to defuse the situation, the thug manages to punch him in the face.
As Carson grips his jaw, he attempts to flee, tripping over the bus bench as his girlfriend begs the attacker to stop.
The thug then begins chasing Carson before stabbing him in the chest repeatedly.
The enraged man then spits at Carson’s girlfriend before kicking his mortally wounded victim and fleeing the scene.
One woman appears toward the end of the footage and calls for “Brian” and yells, “I’m so sorry!”
Investigators believe that the woman who apologized in the footage knew the attacker, according to The New York Post
Morales, who is an New York anti-police advocate, cradles Carson until first responders arrive, not realising he had been stabbed, thinking he had only been punched.
Carson was rushed to Kings County Hospital Center but tragically succumbed to his injuries.
Carson had moved to New York City from Massachusetts in 2010 to attend the Pratt Institute before becoming a senior solid waste campaign manager at the New York Public Interest Research Group.
The NYPIRG noted in a statement:
“Ryan was a beloved staffer, colleague, and friend, and a creative, talented, relentless and upbeat advocate for students and the environment.”
Carson’s former boss at the NYPIRG, Blair Horner, said:
“It’s incomprehensible. … He was so young,” reported WABC-TV.
“A life full of promise is snuffed out. And the world is a worse place for it, and we’ll miss him dearly,” added Horner.
City council members offered their condolences, including New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (D), who called Carson a “rising talent and an extraordinary activist.”
There have been 304 murders in the city so far this year, according to the New York Police Department,
This month’s Mayor’s Management Report revealed that overall felony crime this fiscal year is up 6% over 2022.
“Robbery increased by five percent, felonious assault increased by eight percent, and burglary increased two percent,” says the report.
“Grand larceny increased by five percent, and grand larceny auto increased by 20 percent.”