12 THE QUEENS COURIER • JANUARY 13, 2022 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
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Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Lindenwood,
Howard Beach and Old Howard Beach
Suspect sought in Queens subway
stabbing that left man critically injured
Police need the public’s help in fi nding the violent
perpetrator responsible for a subway stabbing earlier this
month that left a 36-year-old man critically injured.
Law enforcement sources said the attack happened
in broad daylight, at about 2:25 p.m. on Jan. 2, at the
Rockaway Boulevard station on the A line in Ozone Park.
According to authorities, the suspect approached the victim
from behind on the Manhattan-bound platform while
he waited for an arriving train.
Cops said the attacker pulled out an unidentifi ed sharp
object and stabbed the victim twice in the right side of his
neck, causing the man to fall to the platform fl oor.
Sources familiar with the case said that the assault
appeared to be completely unprovoked, as no words were
exchanged before the suspect pounced on the victim.
Following the attack, police noted, the perpetrator bolted
out of the station and fl ed in an unknown direction.
Offi cers from the 106th Precinct and the NYPD Transit
District 23 responded to the incident. EMS rushed the victim
to Jamaica Hospital, where he was listed in critical but
On Jan. 5, the NYPD released an image of the suspect,
who’s pictured holding the sharp object in his right hand.
Anyone with information regarding the stabbing or the
suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-
TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit
tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter
@NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confi dential.
Forest Hills and Rego Park
Robbery attempt led to
Queens shooting that
left man injured: cops
Detectives are looking for the
would-be robbers behind a Queens
shooting on the night of Monday,
Jan. 3, that left a 51-year-old man
Law enforcement sources said
the incident happened at about
9:30 p.m. on Jan. 3 in front of an
apartment building at 112-41 72nd
Rd., off 113th Street, in Forest
Based on a preliminary investigation,
police determined that
two unidentifi ed robbers, wearing
hooded sweatshirts, approached
the man as he sat inside his vehicle,
and demanded property.
Seconds later, cops said, one of
the suspects opened fi re, striking
the victim in the arm and chest.
Th ey fl ed the scene empty-handed
inside a dark-colored vehicle that
was last seen heading eastbound
on 72nd Road toward the Grand
Central Parkway service road.
Offi cers from the 112th Precinct
responded to the reported incident.
EMS rushed the victim to
Jamaica Hospital, where he was
listed in stable condition.
No arrests have been made, thus
far, in the ongoing investigation,
Anyone with information
regarding the shooting or the
suspects’ whereabouts can call
Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS
(for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA).
You can also submit tips online
org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls and messages are kept
St. Albans, Hollis,
Springfi eld Gardens,
South Ozone Park, South
Jamaica, Addisleigh Park
and Locust Manor
Woman dies in Jamaica
crash of car crammed
with six people
A woman died in a collision in
Jamaica early on Saturday, Jan. 8,
and at least four of her fellow passengers
remain in serious condition,
according to police.
Cops arrested the 23-year-old
male driver who crashed the Honda
Accord sedan jam-packed with the
victim and four other people into
a parked car on 112th Road near
Guy R. Brewer Boulevard at 4:11
a.m., according to NYPD.
Paramedics rushed four of the
vehicle occupants to Jamaica
Hospital and two to NewYork-
Th e woman who sat in the passenger
seat was pronounced dead
and the four rear passengers — two
men and two women — remain in
serious but stable condition, police
Police arrested the driver, nearby
resident Gilberto Cordova,
and slapped him with vehicular
manslaughter and drunk driving
Th e authorities have not yet
released the identity of the woman
who died as of press time.