New York City police have made an arrest in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old Tamarack woman.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that 28-year-old Sakina Thompson was arrested in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood of Queens.
The sheriff’s office did not disclose the reason for his arrest, but Thompson is being charged with first-degree murder.
CBS News reported that it was not clear whether he would be extradited.
Friends and family members identified the victim as 23-year-old Kayla Hodgson.
An arrest affidavit stated that Thompson was “displaying a perverted mind regardless of human life … by being stabbed with a sharp object, with intent to cause death.”
The tragic incident took place on July 13 at around 3 pm at the Tamarack Village apartment complex at NW 93rd Avenue and 57th Street.
The sheriff’s office answered a 911 call about an unresponsive woman in a second-floor apartment. When paramedics arrived, they found Hodgson dead.
On July 25, officers issued a warrant for Thompson’s arrest. Residents of the campus said they were relieved by the news.
“I’m so happy to hear about it because we were scared. We heard a lot of different stories about different people and I live on the floor above that and I’m very happy with this arrest. It’s me more Makes feel more secure that they finally arrested someone. Making an arrest makes me feel a lot more comfortable. I feel terrible that this happened. This shouldn’t happen to anyone,” said Sheila Hernandez.
On July 14, Frederick Thomas, who lived near Hodgson, said, “We need some justice. The killer needs to be caught. It’s that simple. It’s a life cut short. I feel bad. My prayers go out to the family.” “
The sheriff’s office did not say what led to the deadly attack.