By Theodore Parisienne Posted – 4:04PM/Updated 11:37PM – Deceased Identified
22yr old Marcellus Shields and 23yr old Antoine Folkes, both from Queens, were pronounced dead on scene after they were shot multiple times on a quiet Queens Street Monday night.
According to authorities, one man was in the drivers’ seat and the other man in the front passenger seat of a silver Kia Soul SUV parked outside of a house on 255th Street in the Rosedale section of Queens, when a white SUV occupied by two or three men pulled up and opened fire.
Both men were shot multiple times and died where they sat, with one slumped backward and the other man, seen wearing a blue t-shirt, slumped forward. The shooters then made a quick, and so far clean, getaway.
Authorities are not releasing much information at this point in the Investigation and are looking into several scenarios, including the possibility of gang involvement. Police are now hunting for the killers.
Police responding to a 911 call early this morning of a man shot found an eighteen year old with gunshot wounds to the head, chest and legs sprawled out on the sidewalk in front of 145-04 176th Street in the Springfield Gardens section of Queens.
The victim, Angel Nixon, was rushed by medics to Jamaica Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries several hours later.
According to authorities Angel, who lived less than a mile away from the scene, got into an argument with another man before he was shot. The shooter fled the scene and is currently being sought by Cops.
In a bizarre incident, a 46yr old man handed a black backpack to another man while on the Eastern Parkway Esplanade at Utica Avenue on Sunday in Brooklyn, an area popular with residents who use it for biking, running or just relaxing on a bench in the shade, while hordes of strap hangers enter and exit the busy Utica Avenue hub for the numbers 3,4 and 5 trains.
It is not clear if any words were uttered, but the man who received the backpack looked in and saw a device that had a timer, duct tape and at least one red wire.
The man immediately flagged down some passing Cops who then called in the Bomb Squad. The heavily trafficked area was cordoned off for several hours, including train stoppage, while Officers from the Bomb Squad examined the package and searched for any possible additional devices.
A Bomb Squad Officer prepared an explosive charge contained inside a tube apparatus, which was then used to detonate the device on the scene. The Officer was spotted giving the ‘All Clear’ sign to his colleagues upon inspecting the package after the detonation. 46yr old Luis Rodriguez of Brooklyn, the man who allegedly initially had the backpack, was arrested near the scene. He was charged with Terrorism, Reckless Endangerment and Aggravated Harassment.
A 56yr old man crossing Woodhaven Boulevard at 91st Avenue in Queens was struck by a vehicle traveling in the southbound lanes.
The driver that struck the man then fled the scene. The battered body of the man lay dead on the roadway, some distance from where a pair of khaki colored pants, a black shoe, a black glove and a black backpack can be seen on the ground.
Investigators scoured the area for witnesses and surveillance video in their efforts to piece together what actually happened and to get a lead on the driver or drivers responsible.
As of 9:40AM, A NYPD Spokesperson stated that no one has been arrested and the Investigation is ongoing.
Cops responding to a call of an unconscious male outside a building on Bronx Boulevard near East 224th Street in the Bronx on Monday found an unconscious, unresponsive man with a stab wound to his chest.
According to authorities, the 52yr old man was stabbed during a physical altercation with another man. He was rushed to Montefiore Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Cops recovered a large knife in a grassy area near the scene, but it is not clear if this is the murder weapon.
Authorities have not released the identity of the victim at this time, pending notifications to family members. No arrests have been made as of Tuesday morning.
A 39yr old man riding a Citibike on 5th Avenue near Warren Street in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn was rushed to Methodist Hospital at about 7:40AM, with what was initially reported as severe head injuries, after he collided with a car driven by a 45yr old man on Tuesday.
The Citibike, with its’ front wheel broken off, was observed on the sidewalk.
A NYPD Spokesperson later stated that the bicyclist was in stable condition. It is not clear whether the driver or bicyclist received any Summons.
A man was pronounced dead at a Hospital Monday night after he opened fire on Cops who came to his hotel room in Westchester, New York.
According to witnesses, the man, accompanied by a woman, was staying inside room number 30 at the Ardsley Acres Hotel Court at 560 Saw Mill River Road when all hell broke loose.
A gun battle ensued with multiple rounds fired by the man at the Cops, with Police, some of whom were inside a City of Yonkers Police Emergency Services Unit armored truck, returning fire.
The fierceness of the gun battle was evident on Tuesday morning, with dozens of shell casings marked by evidence cones visible on the ground and atop the armored truck. A hinged circular shaped protective shield on top of the armored truck was seen to have several impact marks from bullets. Also visible were several bullet holes in the brick façade of the Hotel and a shattered window.
At least one Officer was taken to a Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. Numerous FBI Agents were observed processing the scene and collecting evidence on Tuesday morning. The Investigation remains ongoing.