ROBBER SHOT AT BAR – On Monday, June 13, at approximately 3:53 a.m., police responded to a call of a male shot at 24-14 149th St. in Whitestone – The ParkSide Pub. Upon arrival officers discovered an unidentified male in his 30s with a gunshot wound to the head. EMS responded and pronounced Andrew McClean, 24, of Whitestone, deceased at the scene. McClean had entered the establishment armed with a firearm and was in the process of robbing the establishment.
When he then attempted to rob the patrons, a 69 year old male patron, identified as a retired NYPD officer, fired one round from a firearm striking McClean in the head. There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
WOMAN FIGHTS OFF RAPIST – The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual wanted for an attempted rape in College Point.
It was reported to police that on Wednesday June 8, at approximately 4:45 a.m., in the vicinity of 121st Street and 23rd Avenue, the suspect followed the 51 year old female victim along 121st Street before he approached her from behind, told her he had a gun and said he was going to rape her. When the suspect dragged the victim into the backyard of a residential building where she fought him off and yelled for help. The suspect then fled southbound on 121st Street.
The individual is described as a Hispanic man, 23 to 25 years old, five feet, eleven inches tall, 180 lbs, with a tattoo of a cross and Jesus on his right arm; last seen wearing a white tank top, dark colored jeans and yellow work boots.