Police have a suspect in custody following Saturday’s shooting in Sunnyside, where one man was killed and another left in serious condition.
Police are in the process of extraditing the suspect from Orlando back to New York. The department would not release the suspect’s name, saying the investigation is ongoing. However, he is the only person the police are looking for. His name will be released later this week.
The shooting took place at 9:00 am Saturday in front of 45-55 48th Street. Police dispatched a helicopter to search for the gunman who fled on foot.
The victims had a criminal history for selling drugs, police said. Edison Vera was identified as the man who was killed, while Miguel Llanos is in Elmhurst hospital recovering from gun shots to the torso and arm.
Vera’s wake was held at the Lynch Funeral Home on Tuesday. There was a police car outside.
The suspect has a history of drug offenses, police said.
The police said they were fortunate to be able to talk to three individuals with information at a nearby gas station and to find a blood-filled shirt at the cemetery.
This incident was the second murder in Sunnyside this year.
Please Note: many of the following comments contain foul language. They have not been edited due to the emotional nature of this event.
Im not going to put myself to even comment back to the bitch ass ni$$as talking shit about my lovee my bestfriend and my ex I loved him like crazy .and will neverrrrrr forget his smile sexyness and big heart he had . I know god is taking care of you baby rip mylove . I always think of you.
Respect the shooter? WTF. You people talking some BS. I hardly remember Edison but knew his Dad, I grew up on the block and moved out when I was 17. Anyhow, I know its been a couple of months but Rest In Peace Edison, is there somewhere I can view his picture?
respect the shooter.
I would first like to pay my respect to Edison’s family and pray that his soul rests in peace. A life was taken way too early. Another life has now been put to the test. For the people who are talking the nonsense they are…shame on you, you really don’t know what it’s like to feel and carry that pain. Edison is gone and my brother will never be the same. We aren’t the ones who should be passing judgement….that is left for the One up Above! My brother is notorious for squaring off and shooting a fair one…and that is how MOST MEN SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS! Cowards have to use something to make them feel powerful and try to intimidate, something that obviously didn’t work because he shot Edison from behind and my brother wrestled him until he couldn’t anymore all the while he had been shot twice. JUSTICE WILL NOW BE SERVED! THERE IS NEVER REASON, NONE AT ALL TO TAKE A LIFE OR TRY TO TAKE ONE!
OMG STOP WITH THE DUMB COMMENTS…. MAY EDISON REST IN PEACE AND ALL THESE OTHER PPL CHANGE THEIR WAYS… THIS IS NOT A GOOD WAY TO LIVE WITH SO MUCH HATE IN YOUR HEART!!!!!
These comments havent been edited or blocked for a reason… be cautious with what you say.
J.C. makes sense. Move on, and stop calling for people to give their real names, sounds like threats in the making. Understand “tuff guys,” the boys are surely monitoring this site and its contents. Get smart now and give up the tom foolery, before it’s your name in the paper as perp or victim. You have the power to choose, these men lost that power the moment they began “hanging out” together. Yah, that’s right, they all knew each other, all be it not as well as they should have.
Calling this one a so and so, and that one a who ever, at the end of the day, none of these men will ever be the same. People who knew these men should learn a great lesson, stop “doing” what you are “doing,” and have been “doing” for generations. Clean up, care about your neighborhood, and build a better future for the kids coming up. Remember when you were growing up on those blocks? I do and I will never forget my lessons and loses……
P.O.L.O…..AMEN TO THAT!! I WISH EVERYONE HAD THAT SAME MENTALLITY!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORDS.
its incredible to know how much the neighborhood i grew up in has changed, i never thought it would get to a point where the majority of the people i know have passed away in tragic events, you’ll be missed Edison and above all u’re definitely in a much better place now than any of us are, my prayers and condolences go to the Vera family, i love my hood for ever, but its time for a change, no1 deserves to die, thats not up to us to decide and for all the co-signers to gino…i pray for ya’ll too, cuz its right, what goes around comes around, so whatever u wish on some1…might come back and get u first ya dig? im not takin either sides cuz that not what im about…i just think its time niggas man up and shoot the five instead of shootin a gun…my question is…ok so u took a life…..now what?….i really hope none of u niggas ever loose a loved one the way Edison was killed…and God forbid thats what has to happen for u to finally understand the pain……Woodside unite…we have enough division
EVERYONE SHOULD JUST LEAVE THINGS ALONE. TRY TO MOVE ON AND LIVE YOUR LIFE. THERE’S NOTHING WE CAN DO ANYMORE. STOP HURTING ONE ANOTHER. WHATS DONE IS DONE, LEAVE IT AT THAT. START BEING POSITIVE.
TO FTW… YOU SOUND LIKE A FOOL SAYING THESE THINGS! YOUR HOMEBOY IS ABOUT TO GET LOCKED UP FOR A LONG TIME, SO BECAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR CAUSE IT MIGHT TURN ON YOU!! MAY GOD FORGIVE YOU FOR HOW YOU ARE!
If he was alive ill kill him again
FIRST OF ALL IF YOU HAVE READ CORRECTLY WHAT I WROTE… YOU WOULD SEE THAT I WROTE THERES NO NEED TO KILL OR HURT EACHOTHER… IM NOT ON ANYONES SIDE… I PERSONALLY DIDNT KNOW EDISON LIKE THAT BUT I DID KNOW GINO AND HE WAS A COOL PERSON TO ME BUT LIKE I SAID WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG… I UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU COMING FROM CUZ HE WAS YOUR COUSIN AND I FEEL FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY… IDK WHY ALL THESE GUYS DONT KNOW HOW TO SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS IN OTHER MATTERS….
ITS SO FUNNY TO ME THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE TRYING TO JUSTIFY WHAT GINO DID DONT POST THEIR REAL NAMES! I WONDER WHY?
TO HONEST SAYS!!! TELL ME WHAT REASON YOU COULD POSSIBLY HAVE TO TAKE PERSONS LIFE???????????? ESPECIALLY HIM BEING LIKE 5 TIMES THE SIZE OF ED!! WHAT MONEY???? TERRITORY???? ALL BULLSHIT REASONS!!! THAT WAS MY COUSIN AND THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR WHAT GINO DID!! IF IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND AND GINO LOST HIS LIFE.. NO MATTER WHAT THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD TRY TO JUSTIFY IT!! YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVENT LOST SOMEONE TRAGICALLY, CAUSE IF YOU DID, YOU WOULDNT BE TALKING STUPIDITY!!! THERE IS NO REASON TO KILL ANOTHER PERSON!! I HOPE YOU NEVER GO THROUGH IT. CAUSE IF U DO, I DONT THINK YOU WOULD LIKE SOME PERSON SAYING THAT THE KILLER HAD THEIR REASONS!! YOUR OBVIOUSLY ON GINO’S SIDE. I JUST HOPE YOU NEVER GET BETRAYED BY A PERSON WHO U HANG OUT WITH AND THINK ITS ALL GOOD. AND THAT ONE PERSON IS THE ONE CAUSING UR FAMILY SO MUCH HEARTACHE!!
I understand what some people are saying and I also understand what other people are saying but in the end life is to short… Enjoy it while you can… R.I.P Edison..
I DONT BELIEVE HE HAD TO DIE… THEY CUD HAVE SOLVED THEIR PROBLEMS IN OTHER MATTERS… WHAT THESE GROWN ASS MEN NEED TO DO IS GROW THE FU*K UP AND QUIT HURTING ONE ANOTHER… YA SHOULD START THINKING ABOUT WHAT YA DOING TO EACH OHTERS FAMILY BY DOING ALL OF THIS… WELL ANYWAYS R.I.P EDISON AND GOOD LUCK TO GINO… TO ME GINO WAS A GOOD MAN BUT HE DID A BAD THING
IN MY OPINION I DONT THINK WHAT GINO DID WAS RIGHT BUT HE MOST HAVE HAD A REASON TO DO WHAT HE DID… THERES NO POINT IN WISHING BAD ON OTHER PPL JUST CUZ THEY COOL WITH GINO… ITS A SHAME THAT SOMEONE HAD TO DIE BUT WE CANT LIE TO OURSELVES AND MAKE IT SEEM LIKE EDISON WAS ALL INNOCENT
Gino and to those who are backing him for what he did..
i hope you get …XXXX
you should have been a REAL man and had a one on one, you
f*cking coward had to use a gun,bit*h ass!! Hope you die slow,bit*h.
I would love to know who are the other bit*hes backing Gino…DIE BUNCH OF COWARDS!!!
Love you Viejo
R.I.P ED AND VIEJO STAY STRONG MA DU YOU GONNA PULL THROUGH THIS.
Gino is a F…G pussy, he needed a gat to take 2 dudes down who were smaller than him? Gino is like 6’2 all muscle and edison and viejo are like 5 feet tall. Dont get me wrong they were far from cowards but still you dont do shit like that. GINO BURN IN HELL MOTHER F..KER. AND ALL YOU F..kING FAGGOTS WHO ARE SAYING FREE GINO SHOULD DIE EXECUTION STYLE AND BURN IN HELL ASWELL YOU F..kING CO.K SUCKERS!
I JUST WANT TO SAY FOR THE FOOLS TALKING SHIT, I HOPE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES THAT NO ONE IS EVER TRAGICALLY TAKEN FROM YOU! PUT YOURSELF IN MY FAMILY’S SHOES, WHAT IF THAT WERE YOUR SON,BROTHER,COUSIN,NEPHEW OR FRIEND!! WE ARE MOURNING RIGHT NOW!! SO HAVE SOME RESPECT!! IF YOU BACK GINO UP SO MUCH WHY DONT YOU POST YOUR REAL NAMES??? LEAVE EDISON ALONE!! LET HIM REST IN PEACE!! JUST REMEMBER WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND!! MAYBE NOT IN THE SAME FORM, BUT PAIN IS PAIN!! SO BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY CAUSE IT WILL COME BACK TO BITE YOU IN THE ASS!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CUZ!! R.I.P!!
what goes around comes around !!!!
for every action there’s a reaction !!!!!!
and for every reaction there’s a cause !
You do dirt you get dirt.
R.I.P babyyyyyyyyy you will be missed muahhhhzzz luv ya !!!!! may you rest in peace babe gone but NEVER FORGOTTEN <3
Justice For Edison….well said…AMEN!!!!
WE WILL MISS YOU
I am standing up for Edison Vera who’s life was taken short, he was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. It is truly a shame how blogs and other outlets presented Edison. For those that knew Edison only have great fun memories of a young man who was happy. He will deeply be missed and always in our hearts. The amount of people who went to say a final farewell to Edison was amazing, if he was a so called “bad” person why did he touch so many hearts. Edison we will always remember and show our support in our Judicial System when time comes for the person who did this to you.
Also to Miguel’s family, we wish him a speedy and healthy recovery to positively identify who did this to you and Edison.
for those that want to put attention on Edison’s history, focus your energy and attention to the killer that is in custody for killing a young man. You can find his image at:
(filter the search for male, and tuesday) the killr is from 49thstreet
Florencia, Gino Renato
Booked: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
Fugitive From Justice
Arresting agency: FDLE – ORLANDO
“the internet is a powerfull tool when used correctly”
you have to believe and have faith in our Judicial System
“Suspect” in Custody, no? ….yes, about to be sent to NYC
Are you kidding me? I moved to Orlando to get the fuck away from the hood and the suspect who killed Ed was found in the city I live in? Freaky fucking shit. Can’t wait for the name to be released.