Queens homeless shelter resident fatally stabbed during fight: cops


A 33-year-old man who lived at a Queens homeless shelter was stabbed to death by a fellow resident this week, cops said.

The victim and another man, 28, were fighting around 10:10 p.m. Wednesday in Baisley Pond Park, across from the Garden Inn & Suites hotel in Jamaica, where some of the rooms are being used by the city’s Department of Homeless Services, cops said.

The victim, who was stabbed in the chest, back and neck, was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A 40-year-old security guard was also stabbed in the right leg and right hand as he tried to break up the fight, cops said. He was taken to the same hospital in stable condition.

And the suspect, who was slashed in the leg, was also taken to Jamaica in stable condition. He is in police custody but wasn’t immediately charged.

A knife and a box cutter were recovered, cops said.

In late January of 2020, Jose De La Cruz, 54, was knifed to death outside the hotel, cops said.

De La Cruz was just around the corner from his apartment on 135th Avenue when he was killed, police said.

It was not clear whether anyone from the hotel was connected to that stabbing.

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