College lacrosse captain arrested ‘for stabbing and nearly disemboweling his roommate ‘

Matthew Stockfeder, 21, a St John’s University lacrosse team captain, has been charged with stabbing his roommate and nearly disemboweling him during a fight 

A lacrosse team captain at St John’s University in New York has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his roommate after an argument at an unsanctioned off-campus fraternity house. 

The victim, who survived the attack, later told police he did not realize what had happened until he saw his own intestines sliding out of the slash in his stomach.

Matthew Stockfeder, 21, was arrested on Wednesday on felony counts of assault with intent to cause serious physical injury and assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon.

Stockfeder was arraigned in Queens Criminal court on Wednesday. He is due back in court on December 5.

According to charging documents obtained by DailyMail.com from the Queen District Attorney’s office, police were called to the fraternity house at 73-20 172th Street in Queens, just a few blocks from St John’s main campus, at around 12.30am for a report of a stabbing.

Responding officers interviewed the victim, identified as 6-year-old Justin Corpolongo, who told them that he and his roommate, Stockfeder, got into a verbal dispute, which then escalated to a physical altercation.

During the bout, Corpolongo said Stockfeder tried to punch him multiple times. At some point during the melee, as Stockfeder was holding the victim’s head down at his stomach level, Corpolongo said he felt a sharp pain in his abdomen and saw that he was bleeding profusely.

Stockfeder and the 26-year-old victim came to blows at this unsanctioned fraternity house on 172nd Street in Queens, New York early Tuesday morning

Stockfeder and the 26-year-old victim came to blows at this unsanctioned fraternity house on 172nd Street in Queens, New York early Tuesday morning  

Corpolongo was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, here he underwent surgery to reconnect his small intestine and have a small cut to the left side of his abdomen stitched up.

A doctor who treated the victim told police that the 26-year-old’s knife wound was 4-5 inches deep in his abdomen.

The New York Daily News reported, citing police sources, that the dispute between Stockfeder and Corpolongo, who is a St John’s alum and former lacrosse player, started on Monday, when the victim came home from work and complained that his roommate was playing music too loudly. 

Stockfeder is accused of plunging a knife into his roommate's stomach, severing his small intestine

Stockfeder is accused of plunging a knife into his roommate’s stomach, severing his small intestine 

Stockfeder and another roommate took off in a huff and headed to the nearby fraternity house to watch Monday Night Football on TV. 

The 21-year-old lacrosse captain allegedly sent a series of mocking text messages to Corpolongo. 

At around midnight, the St John’s alum arrived at the frat house and confronted Stockfeder about the texts, resulting in the violent physical confrontation. 

Corpolongo told police he did not know he had been stabbed until he realized that ‘[my] intestines were coming out,’ the paper reported, quoting an unnamed source. 

A spokesperson or St John’s stressed that the incident took place at ‘an off-campus location, not owned by the University,’ and said the university is fully cooperating with the police investigation.  

When reached by phone on Wednesday afternoon, Browne declined to comment on Stockeder’s current academic status, citing federal privacy laws, but said that the senior is not participating in any team activities. 

A St John's rep said Stockfeder, a star player, is not participating in any team activities in the wake of his arrest

A St John’s rep said Stockfeder, a star player, is not participating in any team activities in the wake of his arrest 

All photos and mentions of the student have been deleted from the university’s website.  

According to a Facebook post on St John’s University Men Lacrosse page dated January 21, 2017, Stockfeder – then a college freshman- graduated from Walt Whitman High School in Melville, New York, where he played as a three-year starter and two-year captain in midfield. 

Stockfeder was named as one of Long Island Newsday’s Top 100 Lacrosse Players in 2016. He also was All County and All League in 2015 and 2016.

 

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