CENTRAL ISLIP - Police say a 23-year-old man was found stabbed to death outside of a sports bar in Central Islip early this morning.

Investigators say Jose Amadeo-Carbajao Alverado, of Bay Shore, was found lying in the parking lot of El Tenampa Restaurant and Sports Bar at around 2:15 a.m. He had been fatally stabbed in the chest.

Detectives say it appears the victim may have been involved in a dispute inside the bar on Islip Avenue. When he exited the bar, he was confronted by a group of men in the parking lot, they say.

Police say there is no indication of gang involvement in the deadly stabbing at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.