2004-04-09 / Front Page

Far Rock Man Killed In Brutal Stabbing

By Brian Magoolaghan
Far Rock Man Killed In Brutal Stabbing By Brian Magoolaghan


The family and friends of Ricardo Herrera erected this shrine on Garden Court and put up signs vowing to find justice  in Far Rockaway.The family and friends of Ricardo Herrera erected this shrine on Garden Court and put up signs vowing to find justice in Far Rockaway.

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.


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