What to Know
- A Queens man was stabbed to death in the driveway outside his home Thursday, police say
- Police say Mario Cesar, 58, was stabbed multiple times outside his St. Albans home
- The killer was seen running off wearing latex gloves, police said
A 58-year-old man was stabbed to death outside his own home in the St. Albans section of Queens on Thursday morning, police say.
The victim, later identified as Mario Cesar, suffered multiple stab wounds to the body. He was found unresponsive in the driveway of his home on 116 Avenue when NYPD arrived on the scene at around 9:30 a.m.
EMS responded and transported Cesar to Franklin General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"He is a great father, a good man, a good husband," Cesar's wife told News 4 New York. She doesn't know who killed him or why.
Neighbors say they found the crime extremely unexpected given how quiet the neighborhood is.
After the murder, next door neighbor Hakeem was surprised to find that the wire to his backyard surveillance camera had been cut. His assumption is that the killer was responsible.
The investigation is ongoing as police examine that surveillance system and continue to search for the attacker.
The suspect was last seen leaving the area dressed mostly in black with a purple hat and latex gloves.