2008-11-21 / Top Stories

Attacks Put Two F.R. Residents In Hospital

By Miriam Rosenberg

Two Far Rockaway residents became victims of violence, within less than 48 hours of each other, the weekend of November 8.

Jameek Peppers, 21, of 15-40 Hassock Avenue, was engaged in a verbal dispute with two other males, on Saturday, November 8 at approximately 1 a.m. According to a police source, the argument soon escalated into a fistfight with one suspect eventually pulling a gun on Peppers, leaving the 21- year-old with a graze wound on his left calf. He was transported from the scene at 14-15 Mott Avenue to Jamaica Hospital. Both alleged perpetrators fled the area.

In the other incident, Jamel Garris, 22, of 13-02 Redfern Avenue, was walking toward Dix Avenue to visit a friend on November 9 at approximately 6 p.m. when, according to a police source, he was stabbed in the left side of his back, in front of 13-51 Chandler Street. The assailant fled and Garris was taken to Jamaica Hospital. While police have recovered the knife, Garris has said he does not know who attacked him.

Police do not believe that the two attacks were connected. Neither victim's injury was considered life threatening. Both incidents are currently under investigation by the 101 Precinct Detective Unit.

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