BROOKLYN — The victim in a July 22 stabbing in Clinton Hill died Tuesday of his wounds, police said.
Willis Young, 27, of East Flatbush, was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital, nearly two weeks after he was stabbed multiple times in front of 410 Grand Ave., police said.
The accused attacker, Chad Hollingsworth, told police that about 3 a.m. an argument with Young turned physical and the victim grabbed him and pushed him into the passenger seat of a car, according to a criminal complaint.
During the struggle, Hollingsworth said he picked up a knife that had fallen from Young’s belt and pushed him off, according to prosecutors, realizing afterward that the victim was bleeding heavily.
Young was taken to Kings County Hospital with multiple stab wounds to the torso, arms, and neck. He required emergency surgery, according to the complaint, including the removal of his spleen and kidney.
Hollingsworth, 25, then fled the scene and was pulled over by police at an unrelated traffic stop shortly after the incident, officials said.
The Bed-Stuy resident ran a red light near the intersection of Putnam and Throop avenues and was driving while intoxicated, according to police.
Police also observed the suspect was driving with a suspended license and further investigation linked Hollingsworth to the stabbing.
He was arrested on July 22 and charged with attempted murder, felony assault, criminal possession of a weapon, driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test, among other charges.
Hollingsworth was released after securing a $100,000 bond, according to city records, and is due back in court on Sept. 8.
Information for Hollingsworth’s lawyer was not immediately available.