Police eye person of interest in fatal Winthrop Street stabbing

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Police say they have identified a person of interest in a fatal home invasion in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

They say a masked man broken in to a couple's home at 263 Winthrop St. and fatally stabbed them.

Officers responding to reports of a robbery in progress found 65-year-old Stephenson Bonaparte lying face down in front of the home.

He was taken to a hospital but did not survive. His wife, 59-year-old Hazel Brown, was found dead inside the home.

A new report says the suspect visited the King Solomon Religious Store, which the couple owned, but that has not been officially confirmed.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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