Police arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of an NYPD transit officer's aunt.
Yonatan Galvez-Marin, 22, was arrested on Sept. 3 and charged in connection to the Aug. 31 death of Nazma Khanam, CBS2 New York reported. Galvez-Marin faces charges of second-degree murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon and could face up to 25 years to life in prison.
Khanam, 60, and her husband Shamsul Alam Khan, 75, were walking home around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 after closing their Jamaica Avenue souvenir shop. Khan, an asthmatic who had stopped to catch his breath, the New York Daily News reported, was close enough to hear his wife scream.
“Somebody killed me,” Khanam told her husband when he found her on the sidewalk in front of 160-12 Normal Road in Jamaica Hills with a four-inch knife sticking out of her chest.
"Her husband was behind her one and a half blocks away and he didn't see nothing," Mohammed Rahman, a nephew of the victim, told PIX11. "She's just crying or something, 'Somebody kill me, somebody kill me,' and he's coming to help. He didn't realize somebody stabbed his wife."
Khanam was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where she died.