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Update: Man Fatally Shot in Hunters Point Following Dispute Over Parking Space

Crime scene by Borden Avenue (Photo Queens Post)

Sept. 3, 2020 By Christian Murray

A 25-year-old man was killed after being shot in the stomach following a dispute over a parking space in Long Island City Thursday.

Police said the victim was gunned down at around 6:50 p.m. in the middle of the street on Borden Avenue near 2nd Street.

The police said that the shooter fled the scene with a passenger in a gray BMW.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and died in surgery.

Sources say that the shooter has a rap sheet and is known to the police.

The police are confident that they will catch the perpetrator, sources say.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

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Anonymous

Yep. That dude with a gun in his car is still driving around after murdering someone a few days ago. I’m staying inside as much as possible since everyone is now a threat.

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#MAGA

Too many delinquents without jobs coming to my hood…I cannot believe what has happened to this neighborhood… time to move out or build a wall

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no jobs, no wall, no economy

You believed Mexico would make a “one-time payment” for Mexico, and you want to blame us? Now he wants $15 billion in new taxes to pay for it…

Trump made this mess, and you voted for him.

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Anonymous

Wow. Almost 48 hours since that guy in the BMW murdered someone, still has the murder weapon, and is out free. That sucks.

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The arrest rate for Stop n Frisk was 12%

and they never did it in the area in question. WOW you’re gullible!

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20andout

12%…..ok, and? If you determine SQF upon that perctage without knowing how many SQF reports were generated based upon the description by a C/V then you’re the gullible one.

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Basta

12% is actually a lot. And this guy probably wasn’t from LIC. Have you not noticed how many people are coming to LIC from other parts of the city?

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fact questioner

Has there been defunding, or just moping around the pct. over community demands for ethical behavior?

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Sara Ross

A man died over a parking spot? Ever since people started driving again, there has been more road rage than ever. I hear what I call road rage honking at 6:30 a.m. because somebody didn’t move the mini-second that the light changed to green. The first thing that the city and the NYPD has to do is try and find out where these guns are coming from and to ticket anybody parked in the boroughs with out of state plates. I have seen hundreds of NJ, PA and Fl plates for the last 6 months parked in Queens and there is even somebody in my building who has Texas plates and they live and work here. The out of state plates take up most of the parking spots. I’ve even seen Illinois and Ontario. My heart goes out to the man’s family on this senseless loss.

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OAR

What’s going on is that people who are moving to NYC and living here, are not registering their cars here. They are supposed to register their car after 30 days. So the question becomes are they legal residents of NYC? If they vote here then yes, and they should be registering their car.

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Mundek

The victim died. Latest from news media: A man was shot dead in Queens during an argument with the gunman who double-parked his BMW next to the victim, police said. The 25-year-old victim was sitting in a parked car on Borden Ave. near Second St. in Long Island City — near the entrance to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel — at 6:40 p.m. Thursday when the suspect parked next to him, cops said.
The victim got out of his car and started arguing with the BMW driver, who drove off after a few minutes, then turned around and headed back towards the victim.
Someone inside the BMW fired off a shot, hitting the victim in the stomach. Medics rushed the victim to NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, but he could not be saved.
Cops on Friday were still searching for the grey BMW. No arrests have been made. It was not immediately clear what the two men were arguing about, a police spokesman said.

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Louis Bauso

The violence of the 1970’s and early 80’s has returned to NYC. Is this a surprise to anyone with a pulse? Poor city leadership, clueless politicians that are more concerned with criminals rights that the law abiding tax paying citizens caused this violence and lawlessness. Shame on them. The blood is on their hands. Let the NYPD do their job and they can turn things around before it’s too late. Our city is too great and important to allow derelicts and low lives control our streets. Time for deblasio to get out now before thousands more leave the city and never return. I love New York but not in the direction it is going. HELP!!

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Anonymous

Don’t overreact. We’re not anywhere close to violence of the 70s and 80s, and crime totals are lower. Yes, murders and shootings have risen, but they are still low by historic standards. Buck up everyone. We’ve been through worse times and have survived.

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anonymous captain

its a far better solution than what anybody else is suggesting. What do you suggest? Just left people shoot each other where my kids are riding their bikes. You are putting my family in danger and you don’t deserve this neighborhood. You are a fool and you are delusional.

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James

I’ve lived in this area by the water for over 10 years, and something like this has never happened. It’s unfortunate, but I think this area is still mostly populated by good, smart people; we’ll just be more aware of outsiders from now on.

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Anonymous

The level of impunity in the neighborhood today — by mobs of antisocial people doing whatever the hell they want and by 108th’s cops who have more or less turned a blind eye to what’s happening to punish those who dare challenge how they function — has inevitably led to this murder. Shame all around

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AnLICguy

Um, tell me again how safe we are here in LIC and that we’re all overreacting and that there is no need for private security because the 108th either can’t or won’t do it’s job?

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Ali. Abdalla.

That got nothing to do with the police Even Superman Cannot be faster than the bullet We had seeing that in Seinfeld show We should blame Como and de Blasio. And check Schomer For not supporting the police I am switching my party to the Republic

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somedude

you and 20andout related?
that guy seems proud to be leo and quitting after working for just 20 years.

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Anonymous

Where are the trolls who didn’t want to hire security? Broad daylight homicide in a family oriented neighborhood is madness. Does it take someone to die before the community starts crying for safety?

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Merman

No, it takes liberals to stop being brainwashed. They despise stop and frisk, but there have been over 1,000 shootings in NYC alone in 2020 and the majority of these by black people. Same for Chicago…2 of the most gun controlled cities in the nation have the highest number of shootings. If we vote based on logic and facts, not emotions, that’s when we’ll see actual meaningful change.

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Kris

Legit. People walk their dogs on that block and there’s a school right where it happened. Sure it’s closed but, seriously? Like…. this level of brain dead is really disturbing. I really hope this person who decided to pull the trigger on someone in broad daylight in front of 50 people with a precinct a few blocks away gets caught soon. I would really be disappointed to die that way, stomach acid leaking out onto the pavement for no reason, wow.

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JaimeB

Yes, the people not from the area who signed that ludicrous petition now have egg all over their face. Much better than a stray bullet in the head, I suppose.

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Warren

Anyone who lives in this area knows it was only a matter of time until this happened. The quality of life at the waterfront parks has declined over the last 6 months. Local politicians were too preoccupied with placating to the woke crowd to pay attention. The saddest part is that events like this happen every day in this city, just that now it’s occurring in areas where historically it didn’t. It’s only going to get worse. Welcome to the new NYC.

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Merman

There have been well over 1000 shootings in NYC this year alone! And the Democrats want to strip money from police departments. If you vote Left in the upcoming election consider yourself park of the problem with this outpouring of violence nationwide. I’d prefer law and order from a non politically correct president rather than chaos and lawless from a forgetful actor.

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Richard Kaye

He’s created it. He’s done nothing for most of his three years except lie and steal. Just like he did before his presidential hoax.

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Alice

This is a complicated subject but, sending federal firepower to suppress civil unrest does not constitute the enforcement of law and order. Biden is the better choice.

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FD

This is happening with the “law and order” president, and the city is underfunded because that guy resents NYC. This is not happening with a President who properly handles a pandemic and allocates resources to cities.

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Merman

The “law and order president” has offered/threatened to bring in national help which our idiot politicians have wholeheartedly rejected! Wake up!

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We were begging for assistance

Trump send feds to Portland before he even offered to send them here!

Local pols gladly accepted but he never did. Why doesn’t he care about NYC’s security?

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JaimeB

What did anyone expect when you let an entire six-block neighborhood and park get totally overrun by antisocial outsiders all summer long with no consequences? Only a matter of time before a gang shooting like this would happen. Politicians bashing the police nonstop and calling for no enforcement of “minor” crimes — guess what, criminals and lowlives notice, and begin to take liberties and terrorize the local residents. Wouldn’t blame anyone for moving out of this area, which is becoming an unlivable cesspool.

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James

To be fair, this is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen happen in the area in over 10 years. It’s called a statistical outlier. I wouldn’t attribute this one instance to a more generalized conclusion.

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somedude

it won’t be an outlier for much longer.

before the year is up, there will be more instances of violent crime.

residents are already voting with their housing dollars and exiting the area. a cursory search of center blvd availability shows much lower rents for tf, avalon, rockrose, etc at a marked higher vacancy rate than would be expected at this time of the year.

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Anonymous

Yes, I’m positive that if the NYPD budget was approximately 4.7% higher, there would not have been a shooting over a parking spot. Obviously.

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V.O.R

It’s hard to do the job when the mayor is itching to throw cops in jail. The budget is not the real problem. It’s lack of support. You want safety? You do a little stop and a little frisk. You find an illegal gun, you offer a 25 year sentence. People will think twice about walking around with illegal guns. They’ll probably think three times.

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Nobody

Any other details regarding the weapon that was used? Saw the body but didn’t hear any shots, why? Was the shooter black? Thanks.

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Greg

Tragic, but not surprising this happened surrounding people in high end cars. The neighborhood has become a place to show off your car, race, block traffic, etc. I literally have seen assholes racing down the LIE and then not shockingly parked on Center Blvd. NYPD ignored this bad behavior all summer, hence the call for private security. Now someone’s machismo turned deadly. This was not an issue under funding. It was the police not show any presence the entire summer. A little could have gone a long way.

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Timothy

Everytime I’d hear those people racing their stupid cars in the middle of the night, made me want to go outside and throw them out of their car onto the pavement. I don’t see how that has anything to do with someone randomly getting shot. This is supposed to be a neighborhood not populated by inbred brain damaged morons who are are a menace to integrity of society.

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Greg

The two are related because I bet the suspect and victim of said shooting were people you also heard racing. Had there been any police presence throughout the summer then these types of people wouldn’t gather here. And thus, you can’t have a shooting.

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Anonymous

The police have their hands tied and basically told to stand down. If you break a law, you pretty much get released thanks to bail reform. Word is out on the street so people know they can get away with criminal acts. If you like your new city, then vote Democrat.

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DS

My son’s former Pre-K center, Rainbow Early Learning, is right on that block. In fact, it looks like the shooting happened right outside the window of his old classroom which is on the corner of Borden and 2nd St.

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Reaper

I’m a registered Democrat and moderate. Let’s ALL vote for Republicans, down the line, in this next election (other than President). Send a one-time message to the Democratic Party that they can’t take us for granted and we won’t tolerate this deterioration in our quality of life. To the people who voted for DiBlasio in the primary and then re-elected him, you reap what you sow.

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somedude

fyi, folks considering this action need to re-register.

you cannot vote for the opposite party for which you are currently registered.

be prepared.

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OAR

somedude, you’re absolutely wrong! In general elections you can vote for whomever you want, doesn’t matter what political party you are registered in. Otherwise those who are registered as independents, greens, etc. would never be able to vote in a General Election. It is only in a primary election that you can only vote in your registered party. Stop spreading mis-information.

somedude

to oar: you’ll note i didnt state which election. i was hoping it was understood i meant primary. nonetheless, you’re correct about the other elections.

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Frank

This is just the latest result of the anti-police sentiment of our so-called representatives. Van Bramer, shall we defund the police some more? How about we bring back stop and frisk to help keep thugs like these guys in prison where they belong?

Remember the deterioration of this neighborhood and the pandering of our local politicians in the voting booth this November. Vote them all out.

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Charlene

Except the police haven’t been defunded. And how does stop and frisk stop a shooting over two people in cars? Your arguments don’t stand. A simple police presence would do more without racially profiling.

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20andout

We haven’t been defunded…yet. SQF acted as a deterrent for some perps who may have thought about carrying a gun. What do you know about racial profiling as it pertains to SQF? Empirical data from the Rand Corp? In reality it’s the anti cop politicians who give us pause. There always been anti police sentiment but the politicians passing laws to criminalize us have a direct effect on how we approach our jobs.

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Anonymous

The anti-crime cops were the ones getting the guns and the gang banners off the streets. The intelligentsia were the ones that felt we didn’t need them, and now they’re gone, hence the consequences.

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V.O.R

Charlene, surely you understand that when someone doesn’t have a gun, they won’t shoot you. You get that, right? When you are stopping people and frisking all day, you are removing guns and people who carry them off the streets. Less guns. Less thugs. Less shootings. I’m a car or not in a car. Would you be against getting frisked? Something to hide? I don’t have anything to hide so go ahead and frisk me and everyone else. Sort us out. Good citizens vs criminals.

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fact questioner

Has there been defunding, or just moping around the pct. over community demands for ethical behavior?

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Basta

What do you care? Like many cops I speak to, you only seem interested in getting a fat pension after your stint, and having the ability to be above the law during and after. And don’t get me wrong, all this nonsense about defunding the police is insanely naive, and we should definitely bring back stop and frisk. But we need better cops to enforce these stricter policies correctly.

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somedude

now is the 108th going to do their fn job? scum keep coming to this area.
trash dont care if guns are outlawed – it puts the rest of us at a disadvantage.

concealed carry for nyc citizens.
thugs will think twice if someone they are targeting is potentially packing heat.

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Anonymous

Glad I’m not the only one who feels this way. I think it’s great guns are so illegal to have and concealed carry is especially selective in its grants. Doesn’t seem very fair that that people who follow the rules and contribute to society are sitting ducks for those that do not and are armed.

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Anonymous

Shooting in LIC now? Awesome
Hey Jimmy, you waste of space, useless loser – you want to do something? Say something?
Other than Just say people are racist for being concerned?

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20andout

Don’t worry, the new security guards will make sure this doesn’t happen again…will the last kale eating, Citibike riding liberal to leave LIC please turn out the lights.

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Anon

Glad the cops are always on top of parking tickets but nowhere to be found when real crime occurs…

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Tyler

Bro actually their response time was impressive. I was on the opposite corner of the block when the body dropped. The police were there within 120 seconds, the fire department showed up another 2 minutes after that, and the ambulance finally showed up around 8-11 minutes later.

Additionally, the police officers at 108th are all very friendly and professional. I’m grateful to have them as local law enforcement.

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20andout

We have to keep the liberal citiots happy and if someone is blocking their blessed bike lanes then it MUST be addressed!!

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