2004-12-31 / Community

Birthday Boy Shot While Celebrating

By Brian Magoolaghan

EMS workers wheel Paul Hermonstyne into an ambulance after he was shot at his own birthday party last Sunday morning.
EMS workers wheel Paul Hermonstyne into an ambulance after he was shot at his own birthday party last Sunday morning.

  • A drunken 33-year-old birthday boy, who was shot in his arms and torso at his own celebration last weekend, refused to identify the shooter to authorities, police said.
  • Paul Hermonstyne was “intoxicated and uncooperative” after someone shot him several times at his weekend birthday party, a miffed police source told The Wave. Hermonstyne was in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital when he turned 34 on Monday, December 27.

    The birthday bash, which was held at 458 Beach 69 Street, began last Saturday night and continued until about 4 a.m. Sunday, when Hermonstyne was shot.

    Other partygoers told police that Hermonstyne had an argument with a group of strangers – one of which opened fire. The unknown persons then fled, witnesses told police from the 100 Precinct.

    A routine background search turned up a bench warrant that was issued for Hermonstyne after he failed to satisfy the conditions of a guilty plea in 1990, according to a spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. Before he can blow out any candles or taste some birthday cake Hermonstyne will have to either pay a $250 fine or serve 15 days in prison in connection with the near 15-year-old offense.

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