Homicide Investigation Closes 21st Street

21st Homicide Investigation Closes 21st Street

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Chelsea’s hopping 21st Street was completely shut down between 10th and 11th Avenues earlier today due to a police investigation into a stabbing that occurred at 5 a.m. outside the Juliet Supper Club.The 23-year-old victim in the incident, Christopher Adames, later died of his wounds.

The club shares that block with Gagosian, Paula Cooper and Barbara Gladstone, among other galleries. Most of the galleries were closed, anyway, this being a Monday, but Eyebeam posted a message on Twitter saying no one could reach their space near 11th Avenue.

A representative for the Police Department confirmed the incident had taken place and an employee at Paula Cooper Gallery, who was able to enter that gallery through the entrance on 22nd Street, confirmed the block’s closure. The block is now open, and the department says it’s investigating suspects.