Tuesday, May 24, 2022

GRUESOME: Man stalked Asian American woman into her apartment, and brutally stabbed her to death. (VIDEO)

Chinatown, Manhattan – In the early hours of Sunday morning on Chrystie Street, China Town, Christina Yuna Lee was about to enter her apartment, unaware that she was being stalked by a sadistic criminal.

The moment was captured by a security camera and shows how the suspect followed Lee to the door of her home, when he lunged at her, forced her to open the door of her apartment, and once inside the apartment was when the brutal attack took place during which the attacker delivered several stab wounds to the body of the young Lee.

Shortly thereafter, and after being alerted to a possible violent dispute, NYPD officers arrived at Lee’s apartment where the alleged killer was barricaded.

The Emergency Services Unit had to intervene to gain access to the home: it was there that they found the assailant with a shirt full of blood and Lee’s body in the bathtub. Paramedics pronounced Lee dead at the scene.

On the other hand, the suspect, who did not know the victim, is already in police custody. He has been identified as 25-year-old Assamad Nash. Nash has an extensive record of misdemeanor arrests, including 3 arrests just last month: 2 for criminal tampering, and 1 for possession of a forged instrument.

New York Mayor Eric Adams has mourned the death of the young woman:

“The NYPD is investigating this horrific incident, and I thank them for apprehending the suspect,” he said.

“While the suspect who committed this heinous act is now in custody, the conditions that created him remain. The mission of this administration is clear: We won’t let this violence go unchecked.

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Neighborhood resident Sean O’Hara told PIX11 that this incident was by far the worst he remembers in the area for some time:

“It’s scary because it happened, but it could happen anywhere,” O’Hara said. “The city right now is crazy, right now the city is uncontrollable.”

Moreover, the incident adds to the growing violence and harassment that the Asian American community has been experiencing across the country, but especially in New York City, where an estimated 1.2 million Asian Americans reside.

“There is no doubt that Asian American New Yorkers are being disproportionately targeted in these acts,” Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine said.

Agents in charge of the investigation say the brutal homicide is not being investigated as a hate crime.