2017-05-17 / Front Page

Victim Changes Story In Jackson Heights Stabbing

Police released new details last week regarding a 45-year-old man who was stabbed during a dispute in Jackson Heights on May 6.

The victim initially reported the shooting to police as a gang-related incident, police said. The man later changed his story, telling police that he and three men sought in the crime were drinking in a Roosevelt Avenue bar when they entered into a dispute on May 6, just before the victim left to go home.

Cops said surveillance footage shows the three men approached the victim from behind at about 7 p.m., and stabbed him in the back as he was crossing the intersection of 90th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. The victim at first said one of his attackers indicated the stabbing was gang-related, but later recanted that statement, an NYPD spokesperson said.

The highly intoxicated victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he was listed in stable condition.

Police are still searching for the three suspects and are urging anyone with information to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.


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