Michelle Kim

Man Stabbed, Killed After Flipping Middle Finger: NYPD

A Bronx man is in custody after another man was chased down and stabbed to death when he flipped a middle finger as he drove past a crash scene in the Bronx on Tuesday, police say. 

The 25-year-old victim and his friends cruised past the crash at Hollers and Huguenot avenues in Eastchester Tuesday evening, and got into an argument with the men on the scene, according to police. There was some sort of dispute over the rate of the suspect's rate of speed at the time of the collision. 

That's when the victim, identified as Billy Sierra of Pelham, showed his middle finger, and his group drove on. 

The other men got into a Toyota Camry and chased down Sierra and his friends, catching up with them about a block away. One of the men in the Camry came out and stabbed Sierra, police said. 

Sierra's friends started driving him to the hospital but gave up after about a mile and called 911. Sierra was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he died.

Juan Garcia, a 47-year-old from the Bronx, was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. He was being held at the 47th Precinct station house on Wednesday evening. 

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