Far Rock Man Killed In Brutal Stabbing
A 30-year-old Far Rock away man was found dead in a puddle of blood with numerous stab wounds to his neck, body and face last Thursday night, police said.
Ricardo Herrera, aka Gala xia, of 729 Beach 9 Street, was stabbed at least once in his stomach, twice in his back and once in his neck and cheek, according to police. A blow that severed Herrera’s carotid artery was the cause of death, according to Ellen Borakove, a spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Herrera was found lying on Garden Court, nearby his residence, at about 9 p.m. when police and EMS responded to a 911 call. Police reported that he was stabbed with an unknown sharp instrument at least five times.
The homicide sparked a wide-scale mobilization of police officers as the NYPD Aviation and Emergency Services Units were called in to assist in a manhunt.
At press time no suspect had been found and the 101 Precinct Detective Squad was investigating.