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.
The incident began with a 911 call to 104-30 104th St. Police arrived on the scene at 11:24 a.m. and found a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his neck. The victim was identified as Jonathan Polanco of 103-25 102nd St. in Ozone Park. Polanco was then transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and pronounced dead.
A few blocks away, police discovered that a car heading east on 107th Avenue had collided with a parked car filled with people at the corner of 111th Street and 107th Avenue. Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his left hand. He was also taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, but is in stable condition.
Police believe that another 28-year-old man was connected to the shooting. That man walked into Long Island Jewish Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the back. He is also in stable condition.
Denzel Floyd, 21, of 104th Street, South Richmond Hill, was arrested and charged with murder in the second degree, attempted murder in the second degree, two assault charges, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.