As Syracuse Police continue to investigate the events that led to a deadly stabbing on the city's south side Monday evening, we're learning more about the victim.
Police say 65-year-old Marvin Bryant, of Syracuse, was stabbed in the general area of South Salina Street and East Colvin Street, just before 8:00 p.m.
Relatives say he walked to a family member's home in the 1900 block of South Salina Street, and from there he was taken to Upstate University Hospital, where he died two hours later.
Family friend, Kim Johnson told CNY Central's Jim Kenyon, "He was just a family man. I've never seen Marvin say a bad word about anybody. I've never seen him be mean or anything as long as I've known him. He's just been a nice guy."
Many in the neighborhood are becoming increasingly concerned about attacks on the elder. Some compare the killing of Marvin Bryant to the senseless beating death of James Gifford last month. Sociology Professor Bruce R. Hare says, "We've reached a new level of disrespect. The elders were previously off limits, even for angry and deranged people. When we start attacking our elders... we've taken the rage that exists in this community to a whole new level."
Investigators are asking anyone who may have been in the area, or have seen anything suspicious, to call them at (315) 442-5222.
Police say this is the 20th homicide to happen in the city of Syracuse this year.