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ALBANY MAN INDICTED ON VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES FOR FAR ROCKAWAY CAR CRASH THAT KILLED 8-YEAR-OLD SON

September 3, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a Queens County grand jury has indicted Victor Mitchell, 34, on vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and other crimes for a car crash that killed the defendant’s 8-year-old son. According to the charges, sobriety tests showed the defendant consumed alcohol and marijuana and was in an intoxicated state…

REPUTED GANG MEMBER CHARGED WITH MURDER FOR FIRING STRAY BULLET THAT HIT AND KILLED A MAN WALKING HIS DOG

August 27, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that an alleged gang member has been charged with murder and other crimes in the death of a 53-year-old man who was hit by a stray bullet as he walked his dog in broad daylight on July 25, 2020. The defendant is accused of firing the shot during…

FLUSHING MAN CHARGED WITH GRAND LARCENY AND OTHER CRIMES FOR USING STOLEN IDENTIFICATION TO BUY AND LEASE LUXURY CARS

August 14, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz with New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea today announced that Guang Jin of 38th Avenue, Flushing has been charged with grand larceny, identity theft and other crimes for allegedly using fake identification to buy and lease several luxury autos in other people’s names. One of the victims in this case…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ASSAULT IN SHOOTING OF FORMER SUNY BUFFALO FOOTBALL PLAYER

July 29, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a 27-year-old Hollis, Queens man has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes for allegedly shooting a former student athlete outside a deli on Springfield Boulevard Monday afternoon. District Attorney Katz said, “This kind of gun violence is unacceptable. A young man is now fighting for…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED IN SHOOTING DEATH

July 28, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a Queens resident has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting a man in the middle of a street in Corona on June 30, 2020. District Attorney Katz said, “I am committed to ending the streak of gun violence that has recently plagued too many of our…

MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED RAPE AND ASSAULT IN ATTACK ON WOMAN INSIDE FOREST PARK

July 28, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a 32-year-old man has been charged with attempted rape and other crimes for allegedly assaulting a 51-year-old woman as she walked in Forest Park around 6:30 p.m. on July 25, 2020. The victim screamed and fought off her attacker as he pulled off her pants and got…

DISBARRED ATTORNEY CHARGED WITH BILKING CASH FROM CLIENTS

July 21, 2020

District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a disbarred lawyer, who had an office in Fresh Meadows, Queens has been charged with 3 counts of grand larceny. The defendant allegedly stole more than $150,000 from 3 of his clients from June 2013 through June 2017. District Attorney Katz said, “The defendant in this case is…

ARRAIGNMENT UPDATE: BRONX MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER IN KNIFE ATTACKS THAT INJURED TWO SEPTUAGENARIAN MEN ON SUBWAY TRAIN

July 15, 2020

Defendant Patrick Chambers, 46, of the Bronx, was arraigned late yesterday afternoon in the hospital before Queens Criminal Court Judge Scott Dunn. The defendant is charged with attempted murder in the second degree, two counts of attempted assault in the first degree, 2 counts of assault in the second degree of an elderly person, 2…

BRONX MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER IN KNIFE ATTACKS THAT INJURED TWO SEPTUAGENARIAN MEN ON SUBWAY TRAIN

July 13, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a 46-year-old Bronx resident has been charged with attempted murder, assault and other crimes for allegedly stabbing 2 men on a subway train on the morning of July 5, 2020. One of the victims was a Good Samaritan, who stepped in to try to stop the violent…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH SEX TRAFFICKING TEENAGE GIRLS

July 9, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that a 29-year-old Queens man has been charged with sex trafficking and other crimes for allegedly holding 2 teenage girls against their will at a Jamaica, Queens, hotel last month and forcing them to have sex with strangers for money and then pocketing the cash. The defendant was…

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN STABBING DEATH OF LIVE-IN GIRLFRIEND INSIDE QUEENS HOME

July 8, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a Queens man has been formally charged with fatally stabbing his partner inside their Jackson Heights apartment after an early morning argument on Friday, July 3rd. The defendant then allegedly stabbed himself multiple times in the abdomen. He is currently in the hospital. District Attorney Katz said,…

BRONX RESIDENT CHARGED IN HIT-AND-RUN BOX TRUCK CRASH THAT KILLED MAN AND DAMAGED NUMEROUS VEHICLES

July 2, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that a 37-year-old Bronx man has been charged with murder in the second degree and other crimes in connection with a deadly collision on Metropolitan Avenue at the Metro Mall exit in Middle Village, Queens Tuesday afternoon. A 25-year-old man lost his life as a result of the…

DA KATZ: RETIRED POLICE OFFICER WHO ALLEGEDLY FIRED SHOT INSIDE HOWARD BEACH RESTAURANT CHARGED WITH ASSAULT IN THE FIRST DEGREE

June 25, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a retired police officer has been charged with assault in the first degree and other crimes for allegedly firing a gun inside a sushi restaurant in Howard Beach Tuesday evening during a verbal dispute with another patron. A stray shot hit an innocent bystander in the eatery….

LONG ISLAND MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING OF 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM HER FLUSHING HOME

June 24, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that a 32-year-old Brentwood man has been charged with attempted kidnapping and other crimes for allegedly dragging a 7-year-old girl from her bed and out the front door of her home in a brazen abduction attempt Monday morning. The girl was saved when her family members heard her…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH HATE CRIMES FOR SHOOTING AT VICTIMS WHO WERE DRIVING IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD

June 8, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that a Queens man has been charged with attempted murder as a hate crime and other charges after he followed a vehicle that was driving in his neighborhood, then pulled out a gun and fired on the occupants of the car. District Attorney Katz said, “Public streets belong…

WHITESTONE MAN SEEN ON VIRAL VIDEOS ATTACKING BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS WHILE WEARING 4-BLADE KNIFE CLAW CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER IN QUEENS

June 4, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced the arrest of a 54-year-old Queens man who was allegedly observed on viral videos attacking peaceful demonstrators on Tuesday afternoon in Whitestone, Queens. The nonviolent gathering on the overpass above the Cross Island Parkway turned into a frenzied scene with the defendant hopping out of his vehicle and…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR SHOOTING AT POLICE OFFICERS IN FAR ROCKAWAY

June 3, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a 21-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in the first degree and other crimes for allegedly firing at cops who sat in a patrol car in Far Rockaway Sunday night. The officers heard the shots just before the marked vehicle was jolted by bullets that…

QUEENS VILLAGE MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN STABBING DEATH OF HIS 22-YEAR-OLD HALF BROTHER

May 18, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that a 29-year-old Queens Village man has been charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon and other crimes for a deadly stabbing that ended the life of his half-brother in a house on 208th Street in Queens Village last week. District Attorney Katz said, “This was an…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN STABBING DEATH OF MOTHER

April 30, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a 48-year-old Woodside, Queens resident has been charged with murder for slashing his elderly mother in head with a kitchen knife early Friday, April 24, 2020. The defendant allegedly said he didn’t know why he did this – but that he woke up, grabbed a butcher knife…

QUEENS RESIDENT CHARGED WITH MURDER IN STABBING DEATH OF MAN WHO TRIED TO BREAK UP FIGHT

April 23, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a Queens resident has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing death of a 43-year-old man, who intervened when the defendant became embroiled in a fight with a property owner on April 13, 2020. District Attorney Katz said, “The victim in this case was allegedly stabbed…

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