ROCKAWAY BEACH, N.Y. (PIX11)—Police are looking for the man they say went on a rampage Thursday, stabbing one woman to death and injuring two girls.
The NYPD is looking for Charlie 'CJ' Mitchell, 53, who they believe killed Elizabeth Harris, 48, by stabbing her in the abdomen and slashing her in the head. The bloody incident took place at an apartment on Beach 96th St. in Queens around 4 p.m.
He is also suspected of slicing a 15-year-old girl on the arm and in the head, and brutalizing a 16-year-old girl. Despite the slash wounds, the 15-year-old victim managed to call police to the scene.
All three victims were transported to Peninsula Hospital where Harris was pronounced dead on arrival. The two girls were treated and released.
Mitchell is a Level 2 sex offender, according to the New York State Department of Corrections. He was released from prison in 2008 after serving prison time for rape. Most recently, he was taken into custody on September 7th, and was released on October 14th - less than a week before the brutal killing.
Anyone with information is asked to called the anonymous police hotline 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
KERRY DREW CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT