Club Brawl: He Pulled a Knife Out the Cut and Died Behind It. Surveillance video shows Bronx dad celebrating his birthday fatally shot by stranger after club brawl.
A Bronx dad out celebrating his birthday was shot dead when his buddy bumped into someone at a Washington Heights night spot, sparking a deadly brawl, cops and the man’s devastated family said Monday.
Two other people were hurt in the shooting that cost Edy Corniel his life at about 4:50 a.m. Monday, cops said.
Corniel had gone out Sunday for a night on the town to celebrate his 28th birthday with friends, older brother, Rich Corniel, told the Daily News.
They were wrapping their revelry with a meal at Floridita, an all-night bar and restaurant on 10th Ave. near 206th St., when one of his friends accidentally knocked into another clubgoer, Corniel, 35, said.
“His friend apologized but the dude tried to punch him,” the older brother said.
As the man, a complete stranger, started throwing fists, one of his friends turned to a woman and grabbed a gun from her, according to Corniel, who wasn’t at the celebration but said he saw surveillance footage of the shooting afterwards.
“I guess it was his girlfriend. He opened fire and my brother was hit in the chest,” the sibling said.
“It was all in the video,” he added.
Edy Corniel was struck in the torso while a 58-year-old woman was hit in the leg, authorities said. Medics took Corniel to St Barnabas Hospital where he died. The wounded woman was taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition. Police believe she hit by an errant bullet.