Year Ends With More Than A Bang; Shootings, Robbery Mar Holidays
Deputy Inspector William Wynn just took over the top spot at the 101st Precinct and it’s been no holiday. Crime and violence seem to be the season’s theme. One man is dead, four others are wounded as a result of multiple shootings across Far Rockaway.
On Monday, December 23rd at 8:06 p.m., police responded to a call at 212 Beach 31st Street. When they arrived, police found two victims. The first man, Daniel Fils, 18, of Beach 68th Street, who had been shot in the chest, was pronounced dead on arrival at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. The second victim, described as a 23 year old male, was shot once in the arm.
He was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was reported to be in stable condition.
On Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th, a 21 year old man was shot in the right leg around 2:50 p.m. The shooting took place in front of 309 Beach 54th Street. The victim was driven to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, where his condition was reported as stable and his injuries not life threatening.
Two more shooting incidents were reported prior to the holiday.On Friday, December 20th, at approximately 11:47 p.m., a 16 year old, was shot twice in front of 309 Beach 54th Street.
The victim, described as a black male, was shot in the right arm and left leg. He was taken by EMS to Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His injuries were deemed not life threatening.
Also on Monday, December 23rd, at around 10:00 a.m. a 32 year old man was shot once in the lower abdomen. The incident took place in front of 456 Beach 40th Street.The man was transported to Jamaica Hospital. His injuries also were non-life threatening.
All of these incidents are under investigation by the Detective Squad of the 101st Precinct.
In the 100th Precinct, detectives are looking into the robbery of Checkers fast food restaurant on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Arverne.
A lone robber, who witnesses described as a black male in his mid-20’s, came into the restaurant at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 22nd.
Showing a firearm, he demanded property from the customers and staff in the still open restaurant.
Witnesses state that at some point he dropped the gun, which then went off as he went to retrieve it. No one was injured. The perpetrator left with four cellphones and approximately $1,000 in cash.
There were five to six witnesses to the incident and police are also reviewing security camera footage.