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2 Men Assault 64-Year-Old Driver After Dispute Near Sunnyside Intersection: NYPD

via DCPI

Nov. 5, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Police are searching for two young men who they say assaulted a 64-year-old driver near Queens Boulevard last month, leaving him with a serious head injury.

The 64-year-old was stopped in his car near the intersection of 43rd Street and Queens Boulevard just before 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, when he got into an argument with the two men who were crossing the street at the time.

The dispute escalated, police say, where one of the men punched the driver in the face through his opened car window. The two men then fled on foot eastbound on Queens Boulevard.

The 64-year-old refused medical attention at the scene. But on Oct. 16, he went to New York Presbyterian hospital, where he was shown to have a serious head injury as a result of the assault, police say.

He is now in serious but stable condition.

The suspects are both in their late teens to early 20s. One of the suspects is described as black, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black jacket and blue jeans. The other suspect is described as Hispanic, and was last seen wearing a blue hooded jacket, blue pants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Submit tips via WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

Queens Boulevard and 43rd Street, near the incident’s location. (Google Maps)

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22 Comments

Out 4 justice

Is funny how all emphasis is on the guy in the blue out of all the 10 plus he was not even the 1 who punched him




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JOE MAHADEO

The guy in the blue is Gabriel Enriquez.
Parents are Debbie and Milton. He lives on 43-09 47 avenue apt 2h across the street from a beauty salon .. second floor (the left side). Somebody please snitch to the nypd if you want your reward!!




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Sunnysider

Get the story straight before pointing fingers like some people say that the man was racist towards the youngsters, I mean why???? Bother kids 14 yr olds




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Gerald

My wife was coming home when it happened and told me that the man was actually being racist to the two individuals and even try to hit them with a car… Plus is you read it says two weeks later the man was sent to the hospital. Internal bleeding can happen to anyon and anytime considering the man is of age where things like aneurysm are common I don’t know who’s trying to win anything over here when the incident that happened can’t be Proven to be linked to the assault.




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ann

Totally untrue. Many other people saw this. And many other readers describe the kids’ thuggish behavior in the neighborhood. The victim had headaches almost immediately from the punch. Internal bleeding and aneurysm are not ‘common’ in people of any age. They occur after a punch to the head and a concussion, which the victim turned out to have.




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V1

Isn’t there a camera somewhere on that intersection?
What’s he news from 108, still looking for them or hoping to run into them? These need to be made examples of, these small things grown-up and become criminals. They think they are famous now. If you don’t make examples of these, there will be more since “Ain’t noffin gonna happen”.




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Curlicue58

Why are there never police in our neighborhood? Last time I saw them at Paris Baguette and all 4 were texting on their phones! Makes me feel so safe




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David

Both of these people can be seen in most parks in the neighborhood such as PS150 park or even near Greenpoint




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Hopeufind

NYPD should watch these areas.
39th St to 43rd St., under the El
47th Ave. to Queens Blvd. N.




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queenofhearts

I hope that their parents step up and do the right thing and turn them in. This is a disgrace that they used their fists instead of words.




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ann

A verbal argument does not justify punching someone in the head and putting someone in the hospital. 64 is not ‘old’. Stay safe.




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Sk1llmanAv3

They both should be easy to find, but again, with more than 1 month since the incident, why is 108 taking so long to release this information or is there somewhere else we can follow 108. Both crimestoppers and 108’s twitter posted this really late, so obviously people should stop blaming ‘post for late news.

Better late than never but if 108 wants to catch these scumbags they need to share the news faster, or they need to get the info sooner. When these kits run into wrong guy who puts these guys in coma, don’t come back asking for donations on go fund me for their funeral expenses.




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Anonymous

Kid is blue is always around at BK on 41st. Saw him and his ridiculous crew on Saturday acting disgusting. They were all extremely raunchy and
disrespectful to the staff and customers. Food was even thrown.




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crimes and misdemeanors

the kid in the blue hoodie should not be too hard to find. See him and his lil posse all the time. Just wait by booger king




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Mark S

Everyone worries about condominiums, high rises, nightlife and lingerie stores which gentrify the area. Its the low level crime we must contain, by allowing businesses to thrive & creating neighborhood groups who are vigilant to prevent things like this from happening!
M. S.




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