Landlord accused of killing tenant over unpaid rent
Police responded to a 911 call of a person stabbed in front of a home in the Bronx on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:53AM EST
NEW YORK - A New York City landlord is accused of stabbing his tenant to death following an apparent dispute over unpaid rent.
Police responding to a 911 call of a person stabbed in front of a home in the Bronx Wednesday night found the tenant, 44-year-old Zakir Khan, with multiple stab wounds. Khan was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say Khan and his landlord, 51-year-old Taha Mahran, had been arguing over rent money.
Mahran has been charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. It's unclear if he has an attorney who can comment on the charges.