Two Bronx McDonald’s locations experience stabbings

Garcia was stabbed in the parking lot of the McDonald’s located at 5765 Broadway.
Community News Group / Steven Goodstein

It’s been a week of McStabbings in the Bronx at the world’s largest fast food restaurant chain.

Two stabbings occurred in the vicinity of two different McDonald’s locations this past week, one at 5765 Broadway in Kingsbridge and the other at 16 Westchester Square in Westchester Square.

A NYPD spokesman said police from the 50th Precinct responded to a call of a man who was stabbed at the McDonald’s located at 5765 Broadway, a block away from the precinct, at approximately 4:27 a.m. on Monday, January 4.

When law enforcement officials arrived, they discovered that Adam Garcia, the 28-year old fast food restaurant night manager, had sustained multiple stab wounds to his torso.

EMS responded to the scene and transported Garcia, a Kingsbridge resident, to New York Presbyterian Hospital Allen Pavilion, where he was pronounced deceased.

The alleged suspect was described as a homeless man in his 30s who was seen at that particular McDonald’s location on several occasions.

Garcia, who was working after hours with a co-worker, found the homeless man loitering in one of the bathroom stalls.

When Garcia removed him from the bathroom, they got into an altercation in the parking lot.

Garcia was slashed in the neck with a knife and then stabbed multiple times in the chest.

The suspect fled the scene following the incident.

As of press time, police stated no arrests have been made in the early Monday morning homicide and the investigation is still ongoing.

Later the same day, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a 16-year old, who was walking with his 17-year old girlfriend, was stabbed four times in the back by eight individuals just outside of the Lane Avenue McDonald’s.

The victim, who refused ambulatory assistance, walked to Montefiore Westchester Square Hospital, a few blocks away, before being transferred to Jacobi Hospital, where he is expected to survive.

Two of the suspects were arrested and charged with assault two, after being identified by NYPD from video surveillance.

The NYPD did not release the names of the individuals, who are juveniles.

It is unclear if the suspects were students at Lehman High School, which has recently experienced street fights and false fire alarms.

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a dark skin male suspect wanted in connection with the stabbing at the McDonald’s in Kingsbridge, who was captured by surveillance footage provided to the Bronx Times.

A reward of up to $2,500 has been offered for any information regarding this murder.

Anyone with information regarding Garcia’s homicide is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are kept strictly confidential.

Reach Reporter Steven Goodstein at (718) 260-4599. E-mail him at sgoodstein@cnglocal.com.
Police are on the lookout for this man in connection with the Monday, January 4 stabbing murder of the Kingsbridge McDonald’s night manager, Adam Garcia.
Photo courtesy of NYPD

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