CVS Employee Stabs, Kills Serial Shoplifter – Charged With Murder
Times Square CVS employee Scotty Enoe, 46, allegedly killed a 50-year-old homeless man during a fight in the store on 49th and Broadway early on Thursday morning.
Police said the fight broke out after Enoe attempted to stop the vagrant from stealing Gatorade and a creamer container from the store at around 12:30 am.
After being punched, Enoe allegedly whipped out a knife and fatally stabbed the man in the torso.
Police were called to the scene for a reported robbery in progress, but the stabbing had already taken place when they arrived.
The injured man was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
‘The guy came in and started arguing with Scotty. Next thing you know, Scotty was on the ground. He acted in self-defense,’ the suspect’s mother, Lucille Enoe, told the Daily News. ‘When the guy threw him down and started beating him up, Scotty stabbed him,’ the 72-year-old explained.
Enoe, from Brooklyn, was taken into police custody and transported to Mount Sinai West, where he is being treated for injuries sustained in the fight and later charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
‘It’s frustrating and depressing that my son has been charged. My son was defending himself,’ Enoe’s mother, who spoke to her son from the precinct, argued.
The deceased man has 14 prior arrests this year alone, primarily for petit larceny. He has a couple for grand theft, criminal mischief, possession of a weapon, and burglary. He was known to target drugstores in Upper Manhattan.
‘That’s his MO; he targets CVS and Walgreens,’ a police source told the New York Post.
CVS employee Scotty Enoe got into an argument With a man allegedly trying to steal goods near the door of the pharmacy on Broadway near W. 49th St. at 12:26 a.m.
The alleged thief punched Enoe, and the employee pulled a knife and stabbed the 50-year-old man in the torso.
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Midtown CVS worker Scotty Enoe, who has been charged with murder for Thursday's stabbing death of homeless repeat shoplifter Charles Brito, is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds – two inches shorter than Brito and 40 pounds lighter, according to a police source.… pic.twitter.com/vXKyAyALNf
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Enoe immigrated to the US ten years ago from Grenada, according to his mother.
His sister, who declined to give her name, told the Daily News her brother is a ‘dedicated’ person who has previously not been in trouble with law enforcement.
‘He works two jobs, and he’s never been in trouble. All he does is work,’ she said, ‘He goes from one job to the next; he’s dedicated to hard work and his family. He helps people, ‘ she added.
CVS said, “We are cooperating with police in their investigation of this incident.”
A spokesperson for the NYPD said: ‘The investigation remains ongoing, and the identity of the deceased is pending proper family notification.’
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