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Manhunt underway for Main Street stabbing killer

Manhunt underway for Main Street stabbing killer

 Peekskill police are conducting a manhunt for the suspect in a stabbing death early last Monday morning on Main Street.

On June 10 at 3:40 a.m., Peekskill police officers responded to reports of an altercation on the 900 block of Main Street. Officers arrived, and discovered a male victim, later identified as Carlos Rodriguez, 33, who had sustained severe lacerations to the lower part of his body.

Officers provided immediate medical attention to the victim Rodriguez, who was then transported to the Westchester Medical Center by EMS. Rodriguez died on Sunday, June 16 as a result of the injuries he sustained during the altercation.

Peekskill police detectives have identified Walter F. Bustos-Solis, 44,  as a suspect in this case, and are actively attempting to locate him. Police believe that this is an isolated incident.

Police are looking for Walter F. Bustos Solis in connection with the stabbing death of Carlos Rodriquez.

Anyone with information that can assist in locating Walter F. Bustos-Solis is urged to contact the Peekskill police detective bureau immediately at 914-737-8000, or by email at [email protected]. Anonymous tips may also be made at www.cityofpeekskill.com under the crime tips section.

At the June 10 Common Council meeting, the day of the stabbing, Peekskill City Manager Matt Alexander announced arrests of six individuals a week earlier on alleged prostitution charges and another for selling drugs.  Speaking of those arrests and the stabbing case, Alexander said police and other city departments will continue to stay focused on criminal activity that harms Peekskill residents and the city’s perception in the public.

“This is becoming an item that has affected the quality of life downtown and is being addressed,” he said.

 

 

 

 

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Jim Roberts
Jim Roberts has been in this business for more than 35 years (hard to believe) and still learning every day. A third-generation Peekskill resident, he started as a lowly researcher at the Westchester Business Journal in 1986 and learned how to be a reporter from many veterans in the field. He’s worked in private companies, Connecticut state government and wrote for the Co-op City Times for 10 years before retiring from full-time work in 2019. Roberts wants to contribute to building the Herald into a news website for residents who care about what’s happening in Peekskill.