Denie Baptiste, 40, Arrested For The Murder Of Steven Beckles, 45

Published on February 18, 2022, 11:50 pm
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On Thursday, February 17, 2022, at approximately 1906 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an assault in progress, male stabbed, inside of 641 Crown Street, within the confines of the 71st Precinct in Brooklyn.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 45-year-old male with stab wounds to the chest.

EMS responded and transported the male to NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County, where he was pronounced deceased.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 40-year-old male individual has been arrested in regard to the above-listed murder. 

Denie Baptiste
641 Crown Street
Brooklyn, NY 11213


  • murder;
  • criminal possession of a weapon.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.


Steven Beckles
641 Crown Street
Brooklyn, NY 11213

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.