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Suffolk County Police - Headquarters
Tuesday June 14th, 2022 :: 09:00 a.m. EDT


Man Arrested After Stabbing His Grandfather to Death

Suffolk County Police last night arrested a man after he stabbed his grandfather to death in Shirley.
John Pilgrim was at his residence, located at 134 Hounslow Road, when his grandson Christopher Clarke stabbed him to death at approximately 7:45 p.m. Clarke then fled the scene on foot.
Pilgrim, 80, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. 
Following an investigation, Clarke was located and arrested at the Long Island Railroad Station in Shirley at 9:41 p.m. Homicide Squad detectives charged Clarke, 34, of 601 2nd St., Brooklyn, with Murder 2nd Degree. He is being held at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip later today.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Rodney K. Harrison, Commissioner           22-334890
Suffolk County Police Department              JM/0315

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