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A 23-year-old man was arrested
for shooting someone in a
Corona parking lot.
BY ANGELA MATUA
AMATUA@QNS.COM / @ANGELAMATUA
A 23-year-old Brooklyn
resident was arrested last
week aft er he shot a man
eight times in a Corona parking
lot, police reported.
The shooting occurred at about
2:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the LeFrak
City complex at 96-10 57th Ave. Katrell
Dixon, 23, of Brooklyn shot
41-year-old David Rogers in the
parking lot eight times, according
to the criminal complaint.
Dixon shot Rogers with a .22-caliber
pistol and continued to shoot
him as Rogers began to run away.
He suff ered two gunshot wounds
to his thigh, fi ve to his butt, one to
his hand and a fractured femur.
Rogers, who is from New Jersey,
injuries and was transported to
A peace offi cer chased Dixon
through the complex and into
the basement and a police offi cer
found the gun in a trash compactor.
Two of the 110th Precinct’s
Offi cers, Kenneth McGarvey and
Jessica Garcia, canvassed the area
aft er the shooting and witnessed
Dixon fl eeing the scene.
The offi cers arrested Dixon, who
was charged with second-degree
attempted murder, first-degree
assault, second-degree criminal
possession of a weapon and
first-degree reckless endangerment.
He is ordered back to court
on Dec. 6.
Detectives honored for gun arrests
104PCC President Len Santoro (left) and Captain John Mastronardi (center)
with the Cops of the Month.
BY ANTHONY GIUDICE
A pair of detectives took home
this month’s “Cop of the Month”
award during the 104th Precinct
Community Council (104PCC)
meeting at the precinct command in
Ridgewood on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
The precinct’s commander, Captain
John Mastronardi, presented Detectives
Christopher Gerardi and Jeff rey
Photo by Anthony Giudice/QNS
Rogers from the Detective Bureau
with “Cop of the Month” honors for a
Sept. 21 bust, where they apprehended
four armed robbers.
“Normally I nominate police offi cers
of the month from the command, the
104th Precinct, but these two individuals
happen to be in the Detective
Bureau,” Mastronardi said. “And
because I have an excellent working
relationship with them upstairs, I don’t
feel they should be left out. And kudos
to them because they do a fantastic job.”
According to Mastronardi, the incident
took place at approximately 6 p.m.
on Sept. 21, when three perpetrators
roll up in front of a location with two
fi rearms where they robbed three
individuals of their cellphones and
other personal items.
Detectives Gerardi and Rogers
used the tracking numbers of the
cellphones the thieves stole to locate
them. They surveyed the area and
apprehended four perpetrators without
further incident and took the two
fi rearms off the street.
Mastronardi said he could not get
into too much more detail than that
because the case is still active.
Gerardi, a 9 1/2-year veteran on the
force, and Rogers, a 10-year veteran,
were also honored by Councilwoman
Elizabeth Crowley and Assemblyman
Brian Barnwell with citations.
During the meeting, the 104PCC
announced that this year’s “Cop of the
Year” will be Police Offi cer Charles
Sadler, one of the precinct’s Community
Aff airs Offi cers.
Sadler has been a big part of the
community, helping residents with
their local issues, answering phone
calls and emails on specifi c problems,
and helping out at community events
and with community groups. During
the 2017 Relay for Life at Juniper Valley
Park, Sadler ran a full marathon
around the track to help raise money
for the American Cancer Society.
Sadler will be honored during the
104PCC Cop of the Year celebration
which will be held at the end of January
at the Knockdown Center in
Maspeth. More details on the event
Woodhaven car crash sends two to
the hospital with minor injuries
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
EDAVENPORT@QNS.COM / @QNS
A car crash in Woodhaven sent
two passengers to the hospital
On Nov. 28, emergency personnel
from the FDNY responded to a motor
vehicle accident at 77th Street and
88th Avenue. Upon their arrival,
they found that two cars had collided
into each other.
EMS responded to the scene. Two
of the victims in the crash were
taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable
A representative from the FDNY
could not confi rm the cause of the
accident, however they speculated
that one of the cars involved may
have jumped the curb. Photos by Robert Stridiron/RHS Breaking News Services