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St. Albans, Hollis, Springfi eld
Gardens, South Ozone Park,
South Jamaica, Addisleigh Park
and Locust Manor
Man killed, another injured
in St. Albans dispute: NYPD
A Friday night dispute inside of a St.
Albans home left one man dead and
another in critical condition.
Police responded to a 911 call just
before 10 p.m. on June 12 regarding an
assault inside of a residence on 205th
Street. Upon arriving at the residence,
offi cers from the 113th Precinct found
two men with multiple stab wounds.
EMS transported 23-year-old Kenroy
Hurd — who lived at the residence — to
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where
he was pronounced deceased. A 45-yearold
man who suff ered stab wounds was
transported to North Shore University
Hospital in critical condition, police said.
A police spokesperson said that the two
men were involved in a dispute prior to
the incident, the nature of which remains
Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst
and North Corona
Queens man stabbed to death
in Jackson Heights: NYPD
Police found a man stabbed to death in
Jackson Heights on the night of Friday,
June 12, according to authorities.
Police received a call just before 7:30
p.m. on June 12 regarding an assault
in front of 82-15 Northern Blvd. Upon
arriving at the scene, offi cers from the
115th Precinct found 21-year-old Nicolas
Caicedo-Velasquez, of 77th Street, with
multiple stab wounds to his chest.
EMS arrived and transported Caicedo-
Velasquez to NYC Health + Hospitals/
Elmhurst, where he was pronounced dead.
Th ere have been no arrests, but cops are
searching for a man wanted in connection
with the homicide. Police described the
suspect as having a light complexion, slim
build and a beard. He was last seen wearing
an orange/red polo shirt, a black baseball
cap, blue jeans, black sneakers and a
black crossbody bag.
Th e NYPD released surveillance video
and images of the suspect Saturday morning.
Anyone with information in regard
to this incident is asked to call the
NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-
577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-
57-PISTA (74782). Th e public can also
submit their tips by logging onto the
Crime Stoppers website at WWW.
NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on
All calls are strictly confi dential.
Ozone Park, South Ozone Park,
Lindenwood, Howard Beach and
Old Howard Beach
Their luck ran out: Queens
men cuff ed for high-stakes
heist at Aqueduct Racetrack
Federal agents cuff ed two Queens men
— including an Aqueduct Racetrack
security guard — on Monday, June 15,
for their roles in a six-fi gure heist at the
racing venue back in March.
Lamel Miller, 37, and Lafayette
Morrison, 37, face federal armed robbery
charges for their roles in the March
7 caper, in which they swiped $280,000
in cash during an aft er-hours inside job.
Through an investigation, federal
agents later determined that Morrison,
who worked at Aqueduct as a security
guard, acted as an “inside man,” having
provided Miller and the co-conspirator
with tips about when and where
the money would be moved into the
“Th e defendants allegedly gambled that
they could pull off a high-stakes robbery
with the benefi t of inside information,
but thanks to the outstanding
eff orts of ATF Special Agents and NYPD
detectives, they ended up on the losing
end of that bet,” U.S. Attorney Richard
Donoghue said on June 15.
Law enforcement sources said Miller
and an unidentifi ed co-conspirator made
their move at 9:45 p.m. on March 7
as track workers, including Morrison,
moved the bundle of dough into a vault.
Miller and the unknown thief, while
wearing surgical masks, ambushed the
guards near a stairwell and forced them
into a closet at gunpoint.
Miller and his cohort secured the cash
and the employees’ cellphones, then
fl ed the track. Security camera footage
showed the pair walking toward a parking
lot while carrying a garbage bag and
a duff el bag.
Camera footage also recorded Miller,
moments before the robbery, entering
the Aqueduct facility while speaking on a
cellphone which investigators later found
discarded in a nearby trash can.
Detectives determined that particular
device was a burner phone which
an unknown individual bought from a
Metro PCS store in Jamaica the day
before the caper.
Law enforcement agents, as part of
their investigation, reviewed historical
cell-site records that found Miller’s actual
phone and burner phone made calls on
the same cell tower on March 7. Miller
had made calls on the burner phone to
his wife, another woman and his mother,
A second discarded phone found at the
track on the night of the caper was also
determined to be a burner phone that
Morrison used, federal agents added.
Authorities also learned that Miller and
Morrison have been longtime associates;
they were both arrested back in 2000 for a
Queens robbery. Phone records also indicated
that they had made 38 calls to each
other on their actual phones between
March 6 and 7.
“Th is alleged crew may have seen their
inside job as a day at the races, but our
arrests and federal complaints prove otherwise,”
Police Commissioner Dermot
Shea said. “Our partnerships, precision
policing and vigilance in fi ghting for victims
Both Miller and Morrison each face up
to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.
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