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Suspect Arrested on Murder Charges in Connection with Sunset Park Stabbing

Police have arrested a man on murder charges after a 25-year-old man was found stabbed to death in Sunset Park.

Authorities have charged 31-year-old Brighton Beach resident Rogelio Vasquez in the Thursday, August 2 murder of 25-year-old Miguel Garcia, also of Brighton Beach.

In the wake of a 911 call, Garcia was discovered around 9:55 a.m. in a residence near Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, lying on the ground unconscious and unresponsive with multiple stab wounds to his neck, chest and head.

Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, where he was pronounced dead.

Vasquez was charged with murder in the second degree.

Additional reporting by Meaghan McGoldrick.

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