Jose Velasco, 19, Arrested For The Murder Of Marvin Pretto, 25

Published on February 27, 2022, 3:09 pm
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On Saturday, February 26, 2022, at approximately 2242 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male, stabbed at 168 7th Street, within the confines of the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn.

Upon arrival, police observed two (2) individuals with stab wounds:

  • a 25-year-old male with a stab wound to the chest, and
  • a 21-year-old male with a stab wound to the back.

EMS responded and transported both aided males to New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where the 25-year-old male was pronounced deceased.

The 21-year-old male is listed in stable condition.

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


Marvin Pretto
address withheld
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 19-year-old male individual has been arrested in regard to the above-listed homicide.


Jose Velasco
1635 Brook Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 10456


  • murder;
  • manslaughter;
  • criminal possession of a weapon.

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.