Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a professional dancer and choreographer at a Brooklyn gas station on Saturday night with suspicions of a potential hate crime.
Fatal Stabbing of an NYC Professional Dancer
According to witnesses and friends, O’Shae Sibley, a 28-year-old professional dancer, and choreographer, was dancing with his friends to Beyoncé’s music at a Brooklyn gas station when a group of men approached and demanded they stop dancing, according to CNN. A video reportedly shows Sibley and three other men in bathing suits refueling their cars at the gas station. The group of men near the store’s entrance began mocking them, leading to an argument between Sibley’s group and the others.
Tensions escalated as the two groups confronted each other, engaging in heated arguments for several minutes.
According to Sayeda Haider, a witness, one of the men demanded that Sibley stop dancing, resulting in multiple altercations and exchanges of words. Eventually, the situation turned violent when someone brandished a knife and stabbed Sibley.
Life of O’Shae Sibley
O’Shae Sibley, aged 28, pursued a promising dancing career in New York after moving from Philadelphia. He was actively involved in various dance groups and had a deep passion for dancing. Tragically, his life was cut short, and authorities are investigating the incident, with no arrests made yet.
The police’s hate crimes unit is diligently looking into the matter and is seeking a young man in his late teens who might be linked to the incident.