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Jamaica Business District, Hollis
Park Gardens, Hollis, Lakewood
Queens man in custody
after his neighbor was
brutally beaten to death
with pipe in Jamaica
A Queens man is in custody aft er he
beat his senior neighbor to death with
a pipe early in the morning of Friday,
March 19, in Jamaica, police say.
According to the NYPD, at 1:28 a.m.
on March 19 offi cers responded to a
911 call regarding an assault in progress
inside of 89-32 138th St. Upon
their arrival, police found a 71-yearold
man in apartment 3C, unconscious
and unresponsive, with severe trauma
to his body.
A preliminary investigation found that
the victim’s upstairs neighbor, a 37-yearold
man, had heard noises in the victim’s
apartment prior to the incident. Th e man
then allegedly forced his way into the
apartment and beat the victim to death
with a metal pipe.
EMS rushed to the location and
declared the victim dead at the scene.
His identity is being withheld pending
family notifi cation.
Th e 37-year-old neighbor was brought
into custody from the scene with charges
pending. Th e investigation remains
Long Island City, Sunnyside and
Cops seek duo who beat
up and robbed woman
inside Long Island City
Th e NYPD is looking for two people
who attacked and robbed a woman
inside a Long Island City subway station
over the weekend.
On Saturday, March 13, around 3:45
p.m., an unidentifi ed man and woman
approached a 23-year-old woman
inside the Queens Plaza subway station,
according to the authorities.
Th e unidentifi ed woman began to
attack the 23-year-old, throwing her to
the ground and stealing her iPhone,
Th e duo then walked quickly left the
subway station and headed toward the
nearby Queensboro Plaza subway station,
according to police.
Th e 23-year-old woman was taken to
Mount Sinai Hospital – Queens to be
treated for injuries to her face and head.
Police describe the man as being
between 25 and 30 years old, standing
between 6 feet and 6 feet 4 inches tall and
weighing around 180 pounds. He was
last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black
hat, blue jeans and a gray backpack.
Th e woman is also believed to be
between the ages of 25 and 30 years old,
according to the authorities. Police say
she is around 5 feet 5 inches tall and
weighs approximately 200 pounds. She
was last seen wearing a black jacket,
black pants and glasses.
No arrests have been made and the
investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information in regard
to the identity of the suspects 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 CrimeStoppers website at
nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter
Fresh Meadows, Cunningham
Heights and Hilltop Village
Man shot in buttocks during
argument at Pomonok
open house: NYPD
Some people apparently will do most
anything for a deal on an apartment.
Detectives in Queens are looking for
the suspect who shot a man during
an argument that erupted while they
checked out an available apartment at
an open house in Pomonok.
Law enforcement sources said the
shooting happened at about 4:05 p.m.
on March 18 at the corner of 65th
Avenue and 161st Street in Pomonok.
According to police sources, the
shooter and the 37-year-old male victim
got into a dispute aft er attending an
open house for an available apartment
nearby. Th e reasons for the dispute were
not immediately known.
Th e words turned physical, police
said, when the gunman pulled out a
handgun and shot the victim once in
the buttocks. Th e suspect then fl ed on
foot in an unknown direction.
Th e shooting was reported to the 107th
Precinct. EMS transported the wounded
victim to NewYork-Presbyterian
Queens hospital in Flushing, where he
was treated and released.
On Friday morning, the NYPD
released video footage of the gunman.
Police described him as a man with
a dark complexion who wore a black
hooded jacket with white fur around
the hood, blue jeans and white sneakers.
Anyone with information regarding
the shooting can call Crime Stoppers
at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-
57-PISTA). You can also submit tips
online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or
on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and
messages are kept confi dential.