According to a New York Post report, a crustacean altercation turned deadly at a Harlem fish market last month, leaving a Manhattan man fatally stabbed and his brother wounded after a fight broke out over shrimp.
From The New York Post:
The footage obtained exclusively by The Post shows Robert “Bobby” Burrell, 29, and his 25-year-old brother, Malik Burrell, brawling with workers at Fish Express Fish Market on Feb. 21, rushing behind the counter and hurling a chair at the employees.
Fishmonger Junior Aquino Hernandez is then seen lunging at the brothers with a knife, repeatedly stabbing the younger Burrell and then his brother as they back out of the store.
Malik Burrell later died from his wounds, while his brother was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Hernandez, 34, was charged with murder in the melee, but Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg later dropped the charge pending further investigation.
Hernandez, a married father of four who claimed he acted in self-defense, still faces assault charges in the incident and is due back in court on April 4, court records show.
The deadly encounter began when Bobby Burrell entered the store to buy shrimp for a birthday meal, only to get into a dispute with a worker at the fish market.
The surveillance footage shows two employees wrestling with him as he appears to try to leave the store with a bag of shrimp, which he drops on the ground before taking a swing at one worker and fleeing the store.
But the video shows him returning with his younger brother and storming into the store and behind the counter, where the pair is seen hurling a chair and fighting with workers.