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Man fatally stabbed in the Village
BY SEAN GARDINER
July 16, 2004, 4:54 PM EDT
A man was stabbed to death after coming to the aid of three transgender people in Greenwich Village early Friday morning, police said.
Christian Soto-Ruiz, 19, approached three men dressed in women's clothing on 10th Street at 5 a.m. Friday, police said. A dispute broke out between Soto-Ruiz and the men, police said.
A 19-year-old man, who police were still trying to identify late Friday and who is friends with the transgender men, intervened. Soto-Ruiz allegedly pulled out a kitchen knife, stabbed the man and slashed one of the transgender men before fleeing.
The three transgender men rushed to the Sixth Precinct station house, where police drove them around the neighborhood looking for the suspect.