Deer Park Man Charged With Manslaughter

A suspect was arrested for stabbing a 25-year-old Brentwood man to death near the suspect’s Deer Park home this week, Suffolk County police said.

Christopher Chavez, 21, was charged with first-degree manslaughter.

Homicide Squad detectives said Chavez fatally stabbed Marlon Velasquez on Old Country Road in Deer Park on Thursday.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe he was killed several hours before his body was found.

Chavez will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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