Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood is on edge following a deadly home invasion Wednesday.
The New York City Police Department says two people broke into the brownstone located at 160 Decatur Street around 3:30 p.m.
Once inside, Evelyn Thompson, 100, was tied up along with her 91-year-old husband Waldiman Thompson, who went into cardiac arrest and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Evelyn Thompson managed to untie herself and call 911.
She is now in stable condition.
People who spoke with NY1 at the scene say the couple was well-loved by neighbors.
"I'm gonna do whatever it is that I can for them, for her. Because she's so sweet. I called her mom. I called her husband daddy. I'm just heartbroken," said one neighbor.
"They were beautiful people. They always say hi, and very excited to say hi," said another neighbor.
Police have not yet tracked down the suspects.
Borough President Eric Adams is offering $1,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and indictment of those responsible.
He also released a statement which said, in part, "This godly and big-hearted couple suffered a truly godless and heartless attack that has struck a blow deep in the soul of Brooklyn. Their tragedy is a tragedy for us all."
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.