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YMCA Murder Suspect Turns Himself in

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PATERSON, NJ – Shamar Myles surrendered to city police Friday morning and was arrested on murder and weapons charges in connection with Wednesday's fatal stabbing at the YMCA.

Myles, a 23-year-old resident of Ryle Avenue, is accused of killing George Brinkly by stabbing in the chest at about 12:30 am on Wednesday in the midst of an argument, police said. The two men have had previous "heated discussions" over a woman, said Capt. Heriberto Rodriguez.

Brinkly, who was 57, lived at the YMCA.

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The killing was Paterson's 18th homicide of the year, including two deaths involving police officers and another that was deemed self-defense, police said.

 

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