Christmas Eve Crime on Clinton Street

Posted on: December 25th, 2011 at 1:51 am by

Festive though the atmosphere has been in the run up to Christmas, the Lower East Side was faced with its latest crime just over an hour ago.  Boogie reader AP sends word that there was some sort of altercation outside John’s Deli & Grocery at 37-39 Clinton Street that involved stabbing and shooting. That chopper wasn’t Santa delivering presents, but police in pursuit of the perp.

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Clinton Street between Stanton and Rivington is currently yellow taped off as a crime scene. From what I can gather there was an altercation outside the deli. I overheard that someone was stabbed and someone shot off multiple rounds from a gun. Approximately 20 police officers are currently searching the area for bullets and there was a helicopter looking for someone at around 12:45.

And this from @AlwaysActions corroborates part of the eyewitness report.

Manhattan 7 precinct confirmed shots fired. Aviation-15 K-9 ESU responding at 36 Clinton st & Stanton st. K 12:26:10 AM.

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