By Joy Bergmann
Tony McClain, 20, died Thursday after being stabbed in an altercation believed to be gang-related on Broadway near 99th Street around 1:30 p.m., NYPD officials said.
Two suspects were arrested and charged with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon: Jashawn Gorham, 18, and Brighton Montgomery, 17.
According to NYPD accounts of the incident, patrol officers from the 24th Precinct saw an assault in progress at 1:26 p.m. Thursday near 99th and Broadway. Officers followed the two suspects to 96th and Amsterdam where they were apprehended.
Officers discovered the victim, McClain, lying unconscious and unresponsive in front of Cheesy Pizza at 2640 Broadway near 100th Street. He had evident stab wounds to the chin and chest. Police recovered a knife near the scene.
Paramedics took McClain to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
NYPD said the investigation is ongoing; the motive for the initial fight appears to be gang-related.