Suspect Allegedly Stabs, Kills Bronx Man For Asking Him To Stop Taking Pictures

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A Bronx man died after reportedly being brutally stabbed as he tried to protect his cousin.

Severiano “John” Reyes was at a Brooklyn bodega Tuesday evening when a man allegedly snapped photos of a 27-year-old woman believed to be his cousin, CBS New York reported, citing people who knew Reyes. Reyes allegedly approached the man and warned him to stop.

The suspect allegedly retaliated by stabbing Reyes in the neck. The suspect also stabbed the woman and a 45-year-old man who was with the group, CBS New York reported.

“They just couldn’t save him, there was too much blood,” friend Phil Proszowski said of Reyes, who later died at Bellevue Hospital, according to the outlet.

“Him and the other friend from the neighborhood were trying to stand up for her, basically saying, ‘Why are you taking pictures? Stop taking pictures.’ And the guy just attacked them,” Proszowski told CBS New York’s John Dias on the scene.

“It’s unreal. I’m not happy, my heart is heavy,” Reyes’ cousin and godfather, Michael Figueroa, told the outlet. “I don’t know what to do, what to say, or how to feel anymore right now.” (RELATED: 37-Year-Old Man Stabbed In Neck While Waiting At Manhattan Subway Station)

Reyes was a Bronx resident who frequently visited Brooklyn, CBS New York reported. He was the father of two young children.