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An 18-year-old man was stabbed to death inside a Crown Heights sneaker store on Wednesday evening, police said.

Responding officers found Jamal Joseph inside Allegiance Sneaker at 249 Utica Ave. shortly before 7 p.m., with stabs wounds to his neck, shoulder and torso.

He was taken to Kings County Hospital and pronounced dead. There have not been any arrests.

The New York Post reported that Joseph was with his girlfriend and three others when a fight started between them and five other men inside the sneaker store.


Another teen, John Garrett, 17, was fatally stabbed nearby on Eastern Parkway near Utica Avenue a few hours later. Police said the two stabbings do not appear to be related.

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