A 16-year-old girl who was stabbed in the back is now afraid to venture outside her Brooklyn apartment as cops continue to search for the 20-year-old suspect.
Dagean Wilson, 16, walked into Urban Juice Bar and Grill near her house in Brownsville to get some ice at around 6pm on May 22, when she was stabbed.
Security footage shows the man carrying a water bottle and raising a black knife and stabbing her once in the left shoulder without saying a word before he walked away.
The suspect has since been identified as Osie Lewis, 20, who remains on the loose.
Wilson told the New York Post she didn’t even know Lewis at the time, and doesn’t know why he would stab her.
She said she now gets ‘anxious’ whenever she has to leave her home, and her mother, LaRonda Hicks, is now making sure one of her sisters is with her at all times whenever she does leave.
Hicks also told CBS News they are now planning to move out of the Big Apple, as the city’s crime wave continues – with major crimes up nearly 40 percent from last year.
‘[We] gotta escape the city, ‘she said. ‘There’s too much killing.’
Shocking video showed the moment a man stabbed 16-year-old Dagean Wilson as she entered the Urban Juice Bar and Grill in Brooklyn on May 22
The suspect could be seen running up to Wilson as she enters the store
Security footage shows the man carrying a water bottle and raising a black knife and stabbing her once in the left shoulder without saying a word before he walked away
Wilson was brought to Brookdale University Hospital, where she was treated and released
Wilson said she didn’t even realize she was stabbed when she walked into the juice bar on May 22, telling the Post: ‘I felt a sharp pain. It didn’t feel like I got stabbed or anything, so I just went into the store and two men came in and told me that I had been stabbed.
‘They said they saw him do it,’ she continued. ‘They walked me home, and I told my mom what happened.’
Once she returned to her house, Hicks told PIX 11 it was a ‘deeper wound’ than she expected, and confirmed that it looked like she had been stabbed.
At that point, Hicks said, Wilson started ‘freaking out’ and crying.
She was later brought to Brookdale University Hospital, where she was treated and released.
But in the aftermath, Wilson said she is afraid to leave her Brooklyn apartment.
‘I just keep looking over my shoulder,’ she told the Post. ‘I just keep looking to the side. It’s a bit scary to go outside now.
‘I’m really anxious,’ she explained. ‘It still plays in the back of my head.’
Police are now continuing to search for Lewis, who was seen in the security footage wearing a black T-shirt with a picture of a white lion on the back, gray sweatpants and white sneakers.
He was described by the authorities as medium complexion, about 150 pounds with a thin build, and having black hair and goatee.
They are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Wilson said that in the aftermath of the stabbing she is afraid to leave her Brooklyn apartment
The suspect was identified as Osie Lewis, 20 (pictured) who remains on the loose
While murders and shootings are down 9 and 6.5 percent respectively from 2021, overall crime in the Big Apple is up 38.42 percent so far in 2022
The shooting comes amid skyrocketing crime in the five boroughs, with the New York Police Department reporting that overall crime in the Big Apple is up 38.42 percent from last year.
And while murders and shooting are down 9 and 6.5 percent respectively from 2021, the number of grand larcenies so far this year is more than double what it was at the same time last year.
Robberies are also up 39.3 percent from last year, while felony assaults are up 18.4 percent and rapes are up 16.1 percent.
On Tuesday, Jose Gonzalez, 35, was also found disemboweled inside his New York City apartment, and cops believe a drunken brawl led up to the gruesome killing.
He was found facedown on his bed and covered in his own blood. and police said they suspect he may have been killed by his new roommate, with whom he would like to drink.
The NYPD detailed how Gonzalez was stabbed in the neck, shoulder, arms and stomach with wounds running so deep his intestines were found hanging out of his body. His face and abdomen were also covered in dried blood.
Jose Gonzalez, 35, was found disembowed in his bed on Tuesday evening
Police declared the man’s death to be a homicide on Wednesday morning
And on Friday, an Asian man was brutally beaten in a New York City subway station after he was anonymously accused of attempting to molest a girl on the train.
Video shared online over the weekend shows the man, who has not been identified, being restrained and pummeled by a group of men at the Fulton Street station in Manhattan.
It was presented as a racist attack by some advocacy groups online because the victim is Vietnamese, during a time assaults on Asians have skyrocketed.
But the narrative shifted after the person who recorded the viral video described it as vigilante justice.
The videographer, who asked to remain anonymous, told the New York Post that he saw the Asian man being restrained and asked, ‘Why are you holding that guy?’
The holder said he’d pulled the ‘victim’ off onto the platform because he’d just tried to sexually assault a woman in a subway car. They were waiting for police to come arrest him, but officers didn’t arrive for almost 20 minutes, the man told the Post.
In video of the incident, a person can be heard shouting at the man: ‘You touching girls, you touching girls – little sisters and all that, moms and everything. You filthy, son. ‘
‘I got a daughter,’ another man could be heard saying before slapping the man. ‘If the cops lock me up, I’m paying my own bail.’
Police have released photos of the alleged attackers and are asking the public’s help in locating them. Police have received no reports of an alleged sexual assault, police sources told DailyMail.com Tuesday night.
Video shows the Asian man being restrained and pummeled by a group of men at the Fulton Street station in Manhattan on Friday afternoon
The attack was depicted as vigilante justice after he was anonymously accused of attempting to molest a girl on the train
But New York City Mayor Eric Adams had campaigned on a platform of cracking down on crime.
In January, New York City Mayor Eric Adams unveiled a comprehensive plan to combat surge in crime. That included increased foot patrols as well as the revival of a plain clothes unit called Neighborhood Safety Teams.
He also launched his subway safety initiative in April, sending about 1,000 officers into the city’s busy transit system to weed out crime and vagrancy.
And on Thursday, Adams appointed Andre Mitchell as his ‘gun violence czar.’ In that position, he will co-chair a new anti-violence task force with Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright aimed at ending the city’s gun epidemic.
The group will be comprised of Adams’ deputy mayors, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and Schools Chancellor David Banks.
‘Everyone that impacts or touches the lives of the young people will be part of the solution of dealing with gun violence because we can’t continue to believe that because you made an arrest, you solved the problem,’ Adams said in a news conference .
‘We want to make sure we give the resources to the people that need it that’s on the ground. We’re going to do more. ‘