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The victim, Jonathan Polanco, was shot in a home on 1o4th Street in Ozone Park.
By Forum Staff
An Ozone Park resident has been charged in the recent shooting death of a 27-year-old man and injuring two others involved in the shooting. Just prior to the incident, the four men were hanging out together during the Memorial Day holiday.
The defendant, Denzel Floyd, 21, of 104th Street in Ozone Park,was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on charges of second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.
According to the charges, on Monday, May 28that approximately 11:00 a.m. inside of 104-30 104th Street, the defendant fired a weapon multiple timesstriking three victims.
The victim, Jonathan Polanco, 27, of 102nd Street in OzonePark, was fatally struck once in the neck. The other males were also shot – one hit in the torso and the other had a bullet strike his hand.
After the shooting, Floyd fled the scene in a 2010 black Mazda, and was driving on 111th Street and 107th Avenue at a high rate of speed. He went through a steady red light and struck another vehicle. Following the collision, the defendant exited the car and removed a loaded pink .38 caliber Taurus semi-automatic pistol and disposed of it at 104–75 110 Street, where it was later recovered by police.
District AttorneyBrown said, “This was yet anothersenseless act of gun violence. A man is dead and two others injured. This kind of frivolous gunplay will not be tolerated in Queens County. My office will continue to work tirelessly to combat the proliferation of illegal guns in our community and will vigorously prosecute those who disobey our laws.”
If convicted, Floyd faces up to 25 years to life in prison.