October 23, 2019 | six: 05pm
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A captain of the St. John’s College men’s lacrosse group stabbed and almost gutted his roommate for the duration of a scuffle, police reported Wednesday.
The dust-up started when Matthew Stockfeder, 21, evidently woke his roommate up by participating in loud new music in their off-campus Queens condominium late Monday evening, in accordance to regulation-enforcement resources.
The roommate, Justin Corpolongo, 23 — a 2018 college alumnus who utilized to perform on the lacrosse staff — explained to Stockfeder to shut off the tunes, sources explained.
So Stockfeder booked it to a home two blocks absent on 172nd road all over 73rd Avenue in Flushing to hold out with his teammates who lived there.
But the captain repeatedly texted Corpolongo, seemingly prompting the rival to exhibit up to the house, police and sources explained.
The two men squared off, and the victim attempted numerous periods to punch Stockfeder, in accordance to a felony complaint unsealed in Queens court Wednesday afternoon.
At one place, the sufferer was keeping Stockfeder’s head down when he all of a sudden “felt a sharp soreness to his abdomen,” the grievance states.
He “looked down to see that he was bleeding profusely” — and recognized he’d been stabbed.
Corpolongo was rushed to NewYork-Presbyterian Medical center in Queens, the place health professionals decided that a 4- to five-inch puncture to his smaller intestine was very likely brought on by a knife, the criticism states.
He essential surgical treatment but was predicted to endure, in accordance to the complaint.
The lacrosse player surrendered to law enforcement with his attorney Wednesday early morning.
Law enforcement interviewed four people in the house at the time of the brawl, sources mentioned.
Stockfeder, a senior from Melville, LI, was ordered held on $five,000 bail by a Queens Felony Courtroom decide. His lawyer, Anthony Como, did not promptly return a cellular phone phone.
St. John’s explained in a assertion that it was informed of the incident and cooperating with authorities.
Citizens of the property refused to speak to a Put up reporter Wednesday. A crimson St. John’s flag could be witnessed by means of the window.
“I was shook,” St. John’s advertising and marketing junior Melissa Perez, 20, informed The Submit. “That’s kinda insane that the captain of the lacrosse crew would do one thing like that.
“I heard it was about tunes getting far too loud or a little something, which is a really severe motive to stab someone.”
A 22-calendar year-aged senior small business significant who gave her title as Evelyn mentioned the lacrosse team has a reputation as “just insane occasion boys.”
“When it arrives to athletics they’re high-quality. But the events off campus are a full other scene,” she explained.
Stockfeder graduated from Walt Whitman Significant College in Huntington Station, where by he performed midfield on their lacrosse group as a starter and captain, according to an on the web profile.
He was no longer outlined on the lacrosse team’s on line roster as of Wednesday. A backlink to his profile on the St. John’s athletics web page went to an mistake message.
More reporting by Alex Taylor and Garrett Downs