New details have emerged in the murder investigation of Lou Rispoli who was brutally attacked by three individuals outside a residential building at 41-00 43rd Avenue last October.
Deputy Inspector Donald Powers, speaking at the police precinct meeting in Sunnyside last night, said that the department had better information as to the car the suspects were driving.
He said that the NYPD has information that the alleged perpetrators were traveling in a white, two-door, late-model sports car, with extra bright lights and a loud muffler. Powers said the loud muffler had nothing to do with damage.
This information came to light at the same time the NYPD released the sketches of two of the three suspects.
Powers would not comment as to how all this new information had surfaced and wouldn’t say whether there were new witnesses in the case. However, he said the witness(es) had provided the department with enough detail on the suspects that the sketches could be released.
Initially, when the murder took place, there were two witnesses. The police spoke to more than two months ago. It has only been since Friday that the public has heard that there were leads in the case.
Meanwhile, at the police precinct meeting, Powers reported that the number of reported crimes fell 6.1% in 2012, compared to 2011. The precinct covers Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City.
However, the decline was largely driven by a decrease in non-violent crime,s such grand larceny and stolen automobiles. Violent crimes rose.
The numbers are as follows:
4, 2 murders
15, 11 rapes
189, 155 robberies
142, 123 felony assaults
246, 292 burglaries
462, 510, grand larceny
137, 180 stolen automobiles