Three Shot, One Killed On Memorial Day

Scene of the collision on 107th Avenue. Photo by Robert Stridiron

Scene of the collision on 107th Avenue. Photo by Robert Stridiron

Three men were shot—and one was killed—in Ozone Park on the morning of Memorial Day, according to police.

On Wednesday, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced that Ozone Park’s Denzel Floyd, 21, who lives on 104th Street, was arrested on second-degree murder, attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence in the shooting. If convicted, Floyd faces up to 25 years to life in prison.

The incident began with a 911 call to 104-30 104th St. Police arrived on the scene at 11:24 a.m. and found 27-year-old Jonathan Polanco, who lived on 102nd Street, with a gunshot wound to his neck. He was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and pronounced dead. Floyd is alleged to have fired a weapon multiple times at the property and then fled the scene. A 28-year-old man was shot in his left hand, and then taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition. A third man was shot in the torso.

A few blocks away, police discovered that a black 2010 Mazda heading east on 107th Avenue collided with a parked car filled with people at the corner of 111th Street and 107th Avenue. Following the collision, Floyd allegedly exited the car and removed a loaded pink .38 caliber Taurus semi-automatic pistol, of which he disposed on 110th Street, where it was later recovered by police.

–Jon Cronin

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