A Manhattan man was stabbed to death and his brother was injured in a fight that broke out in a Harlem fish market over stolen shrimp last month, and the entire incident was caught on dramatic surveillance footage.
The video, which was obtained exclusively by The Post, shows Robert “Bobby” Burrell, 29, and his brother Malik Burrell, 25, storming behind the counter and throwing a chair at the staff of Fish Express Fish Market on February 21.
The younger Burrell is then viciously stabbed by the fishmonger, Junior Aquino Hernandez, as he and his brother flee the store.
While his brother was transferred to the hospital in stable condition, Malik Burrell eventually died from his injuries.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg first charged Hernandez, 34, with murder in the fracas but later withdrew the charges pending additional investigation.
Hernandez, a married father of four who claims he acted in self-defense, is still scheduled to appear in court on April 4 to face assault charges related to the incident.
Bobby Burrell entered the store to purchase shrimp for a birthday feast but got into an argument with a fish market employee, leading to fatal consequences.
The man is shown on video trying to leave the store with a bag of shrimp, but two employees are able to stop him. He then swings at one of the employees before running away.
But, the footage shows him coming back to the store with his younger brother, storming in and behind the counter, where they throw a chair and fight with employees.
After that, Hernandez is seen stabbing the two with the knife.
As a result of the event, charges of assault and burglary were brought against Bobby Burrell.
Robert Burrell Sr. denied the allegations that his son had attempted to take shrimp from a local market.
I know damn well my sons aren’t stealing nothing,” he claimed after the event. They’re well-off. They have cash on hand and also have money on their cash app.
The accusation that he attempted theft is just ridiculous.
Uncanny parallels could be drawn between this case and the homicide of Austin Simon, a musician, on July 1 by 61-year-old bodega worker Jose Alba in Manhattan.
Prosecutors initially accused Alba of murder after he defended himself from an attack by Simon behind the counter.