A teenager in Westchester resident is facing a murder charge for allegedly fatally stabbing 21-year-old Ossining High School graduate Greg Jackson, Jr. in the chest with a steak knife last month.
The Ossining Police Department announced that local resident Andrew Knight was arrested on Thursday night in connection to the stabbing of Jackson, who was found with a stab wound on James Street on Jan. 28. He later died from his injuries at Westchester Medical Center on Friday, Feb. 1.
The fatal incident led to an extensive police investigation, which led investigators to Knight, who was found in the Bronx and returned to Ossining late on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Knight, 18, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He is currently being held at Ossining Police Headquarters pending his arraignment.
"This arrest is the result of tireless work over the past 10 days by Lt. Jeff Giorgio and his staff in the Detective Division," Ossining police posted on Facebook. "We would like to thank our law enforcement partners from the FBI's Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force, Westchester County District Attorney's Office, Westchester County Police Department Real Time Crime Center, NewYork State Police, and the NYPD for all of their assistance in bringing this case to an efficient resolution."
Services for Jackson will be held on Friday at HORAC Ministries on Croton Avenue in Ossining. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. with a funeral at noon. A repast will be held after at the Star of Bethlehem Church on Spring Street in Ossining.
"This incident does not appear to have been random and for that reason we don’t believe there is any danger to the community," police noted. "Notwithstanding, incidents of this nature cannot and should not be tolerated in our neighborhoods. We saw an outpouring of support this weekend during a candlelight vigil. We urge you to maintain that spirit. Thoughts and prayers are helpful, but we are seeking the cooperation and partnership of every resident. Our community is safest when we work together."
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