Aleksandr Kuznetsov, 54, Stabbed Dead in Sheepshead Bay; Cops Hunt Lexus-Driving Suspect Maksim Gelman

A 54-year-old Sheepshead Boy man was found stabbed to death shortly after 5 a.m. today in his home at 2830 East 27th Street. Aleksandr Kuznetsov was discovered with multiple stab wounds and was DOA at the scene. Brooklyn cops already have a suspect: Maksim Gelman, 23. He's 6 feet tall, 170 pounds, and may be driving a gray 2004 Lexus ES330 with the New York license plate DHE8322. Sorry, no VIN number has been released.

Sounds like a Russian mafia tale, this being just east of Brighton Beach and all and the cops having released what look like mug shots of the suspect, but there's no word of that officially. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips at or text info to 274637 (CRIMES), entering TIP577.

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