NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - A fatal stabbing occurred in Alphabet City in Manhattan in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
The incident occurred on East 5th Street between Avenue C and Avenue D.
It started as a nasty fight between a woman and her boyfriend when Corey Capers, 31, intervened, 1010 WINS' Glenn Schuck reported. The boyfriend stabbed Capers to death, police confirmed.
1010 WINS' Glenn Schuck reports
The deceased's friend said that it was just like Capers to try to step in and play the role of peacemaker.
"He was a good dude, was always with his kids," the friend said of the victim. "Always with his kids. That's all I would see him with, with his kids. I never saw him get into any trouble. If anybody needed help, he was always there to help. It's too bad that it turned out to be like this."
Friends told Schuck that Capers had been at a barbecue nearby prior to the incident.
There is a huge crime scene surrounding the area as the NYPD continues its investigation, and several blocks have been cordoned off.
Police have identified the boyfriend and said that they are close to an arrest.
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