10 APRIL 15, 2021 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
Body cam footage reveals police shooting
of emotionally disturbed man in Maspeth
BY JACOB KAYE
The NYPD on Tuesday, April 13, released bodyworn
camera footage of a non-fatal police
shooting in Maspeth earlier this year.
The footage shows a police offi cers fi ring several
rounds from a department issued handgun – and
several more from a taser – at a man who had a
knife and was claiming to be experiencing paranoid
On Friday, Jan. 8, around 6:17 p.m., emergency
dispatchers got a call from someone who said they
needed medical and police assistance because a
man, who was recently released from Elmhurst
Hospital, was in possession of a knife and tearing
up his basement.
“He’s saying that somebody is trying to get him
and they’re in the pipes,” the caller said. “He’s
destroying the basement and he’s looking for this
Offi cers from the 104th Precinct, including
Stephen Sheehan, Ryan McMahon, Steven Parsell
and Liam Dale, arrived to the home, located near
64th Street and 55th Avenue, to fi nd Luis Padilla,
41, upset and holding his head in his hands.
“I was fi ne at the hospital,” Padilla told the offi cers.
“Then I got home and things just started changing.
I don’t know what the f–k is going on.”
Padilla also told offi cers that he had purposely
broken his phone because he thought it had been
compromised and was emitting a high pitched
“I think my phone was hacked,” he said to the
offi cers. “With everything else going on, it makes
it sound like I’m crazy.”
Another man in the basement whose face and
name are being withheld, told the officers that
Padilla had used meth earlier in the day. Padilla
then admits that he had used meth around 12
The NYPD released body-worn camera footage of a police shooting in Maspeth in January 2021.
Screenshot via YouTube/NYPD
hours ago, but was no longer feeling the effects
of the drugs.
When one of the offi cers mentioned to Padilla
that they were going to bring him back to the
hospital to be checked out, Padilla reached into
the waistband of his pants and pulled out a knife,
holding the blade down towards his feet.
“I’m not going back to the f–ing hospital,” he said
Almost immediately, Offi cer McMahon fi red his
taser twice at Padilla, hitting him and knocking
him back toward a stairwell where Offi cer Dale
Video of the incident shows Offi cer Sheehan fi ring
his gun twice at Padilla as he is falling onto his stomach.
Padilla was hit both times in his back.
As the shots ring out, the second man in the basement
can be heard yelling at the offi cers, begging
them not to shoot.
“Don’t shoot him, don’t shoot him,” the man said.
“No, no, please, he’s OK.”
Padilla was put into custody and taken back to
Elmhurst Hospital where he was treated for his
gunshot wounds and released.
The Maspeth man was charged with one count of
criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.
The case is being prosecuted by the Queens
District Attorney’s offi ce.
104 PRECINCT BLOTTER
The 104th Precinct released
the following list of persons
arrested in recent police
The charges are accusations,
and all individuals listed
in this blotter are presumed
innocent unt i l proven
For questions about the names
listed in the blotter, contact the
104th Precinct at 718-386-3004.
April 5: (Maspeth) Christopher
Snyder, at 55th Street, for burglary,
by PO Griffin. (Glendale) Sonia
Rivera, 66th Street and Myrtle Avenue,
for acting in a manner which
would injure a child, by PO Antigua.
(Ridgewood) Kyle Delvin, at
Stockholm and Woodward Avenue,
for petty larceny, by PO Sheehan.
(Maspeth) Monika Sulkowska, at
53rd Drive, for criminal contempt,
by PO Petito.
April 6: (Glendale) Cheddie
Ranchurejee, at 78th Avenue, for
unauthorized use of a vehicle, by
PO Russi. (Ridgewood) Alexsander
Dominguez, at Greene Avenue and
Forest Avenue, for driving while
under the influence, by PO Hughes.
(Ridgewood) Martin Williams, at
Myrtle Avenue, for grand larceny,
by Det. Golden. (Maspeth) Elissa
J Lagara, at Borden Avenue and
Hamilton Place, for unlicensed operation
of a motor vehicle, by PO
Dowal. (Glendale) Jeffrey Vasquez,
at 78th Avenue and 75th Street, for
unlicensed operation of a motor
vehicle, by PO Petito.
April 7: (Ridgewood) Piootr
Pisarski, at Madison Street, for
misdemeanor assault, by Det
Lodato. (Ridgewood) Holguer
Aman, at Fresh Pond Road, for
unlicensed operation of a motor
vehicle, by PO Incantalupo. Andre
Brown, at Cooper Avenue, for misdemeanor
assault, by PO Iannuzzi.
Jubin Doko, at 60th Street, for
robbery, by PO Fitzalbert. Nelson
Cruz, at Cooper Avenue, for felony
assault, by PO Iannuzzi. (Maspeth)
Jubin Doko, at 60th Street, for assaulting
a police officer, by PO
April 8: (Ridgewood) Jerome
Hartman, at Catalpa Avenue, for
menacing, by Det Bublin. (Glendale)
Jalon E Barber, at 65th Street,
for assaulting a police officer, by
PO Khela. (Ridgewood) Thomas
Terry, at Catalpa Avenue, for criminal
contempt, by Det. Scrimenti.
(Maspeth) Angel Estrada, at Grand
Avenue, for criminal mischief, by
PO Babayev. (Maspeth) Bickram
Devanan, at Maspeth Avenue, for
harrassment, by PO Archange.
(Ridgewood) John Regaldo, at
Catalpa Avenue, for criminal
contempt, by Det Clarke.
April 10: (Ridgewood) Tyrese
Jolly, at Catalpa Avenue, for misdemeanor
assault, by Det. Gerardi.
(Ridgewood) Segundo Chuquimarca,
at Fairview Avenue, for menacing,
by PO Bonilla. (Ridgewood)
Carlos Valencia, at Cooper Avenue
and Wyckoff Avenue, for driving
while under the influence, by PO
April 11: (Glendale) Andrew
Williams, at Cooper Avenue, for
misdemeanor assault, by PO