2010-09-03 / Front Page

Recent Shootings Hit 101 Precinct

By Miriam Rosenberg
In the early morning hours of this past Sunday, two shootings in the vicinity of Beach 22 Street, have brought the total number of shootings in the 101 Precinct to five since July 29.

A NYPD mobile command center communication vehicle from Patrol Borough Queens South continues to be stationed at Ocean Bay Houses since two officers spotted, and fired at, a man who refused to drop his weapon on the housing premises on the evening of August 24. A NYPD mobile command center communication vehicle from Patrol Borough Queens South continues to be stationed at Ocean Bay Houses since two officers spotted, and fired at, a man who refused to drop his weapon on the housing premises on the evening of August 24. According to the police, this weekend’s double shooting took place at 4:25 a.m. in the vicinity of 10-16 Beach 22 Street. Police report that two black males were shot. A 29-year-old was shot in the back and arm and a 28-year-old was shot in the side. The injuries to the victims are not considered life threatening. No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing.

At the 101 Precinct Community Council meeting on August 18, the commanding officer of the precinct, Captain Michael Lipetri, addressed residents.

“There have been approximately three separate shootings since last month’s meeting [on July 21],” said Lipetri. “On July 29 at approximately 2:30 p.m. in front of 29-10 Brookhaven a male was shot. He’s uncooperative.”

He added, “On Sunday, August 8 on McBride and Mott another male was shot, a male 21 years old, he was shot in the leg and he’s also uncooperative. He’s from out of town so he’s going back to where he lives so the investigation is [dealing] with that.”

Both investigations are ongoing.

The captain added that on “August 15 in the Ocean Bay Houses we had a male, 51, shot in front of 54-22 BCD.”

Lipetri said of the August 15 shooting, “This one concerns me the most because of all the accounts we are getting this gentleman is an innocent bystander.”

As reported in The Wave last week, on the night of Tuesday, August 24 while on patrol at Ocean Bay Houses, two police officers saw an unidentified man, who was holding an automatic pistol, standing in front of 54-22 Beach Channel Drive. When the man refused to drop the gun, officers fired one single round at the man who then turned and fled the area. An NYPD mobile command center communication vehicle from Patrol Borough Queens South continues to be stationed at the housing complex.

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I don't think the police

I don't think the police should waste their time and be put in harms way investigating these shootings. The shooting should be recognized for what they are and that is a public service. Let them kill each other, it is a great way to rid the streets of Rockaway of the over population of the vermin taking over. I say buy them bullets and give them target practice on each other.


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