Man, 34, fatally stabbed in neck outside troubled Brooklyn public housing development

A 34-year-old man was stabbed to death outside a troubled Brooklyn public housing development, marking the sixth homicide there in 18 months, cops said Sunday.

Aaron Cherry was knifed in the neck outside a Red Hook Houses building near Bush St. and Otsego St. just before midnight Saturday. Medics rushed him to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital but he died there.

Aaron Cherry was stabbed in the neck outside a Red Hook Houses building near Bush St. and Otsego St. just before midnight Saturday. (Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News)

Cherry lived in another building in the complex. Cops have made no arrests.

Social media was flooded with tributes Sunday as heartbroken friends received word of Cherry’s sudden death.

“He was always good to me and I to him,” friend Derek Alberto Jones wrote in a Facebook tribute. “Another unnecessary death happened last night ON CHRISTMAS and I hope justice will be served really soon.”

“We just keep losing loved ones R.I.P.,” another friend wrote on the social media platform. “May God cover your family in this hard time.”

The Red Hook Houses saw a pair of fatal shootings earlier this year. Felton Durant, 23, was slain on Centre Mall on April 25 and John Lawton, 28, was killed on Columbia St. on Feb. 12.

The NYCHA development saw three homicides in 2020.

Aaron Cherry was stabbed in the neck outside a Red Hook Houses building near Bush St. and Otsego St. just before midnight Saturday. (Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News)

On June 1, 2020, 29-year-old David Gorham allegedly shot Elvin Fernandez, 27, in the head outside the housing development. Fernandez died more than three weeks later. Gorham was indicted on murder and other charges.

On Dec. 14, 2020, Conrad Waterton, 22, was fatally shot outside a building in the complex. Waterton, who was paroled from state prison two months earlier, was preparing for the birth of his child and about to start a new job with FedEx, his family told the Daily News.

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