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Photos by Robert Stridiron
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The suspect in Sunday's wild hit-and-run outside a Richmond Hill hookah lounge is brought to the 106th Precinct stationhouse in Ozone Park for questioning on Dec. 3.

UPDATED Dec. 5, 5:45 p.m.

A Rockaway man who allegedly stabbed two men, then drove his car through a crowded sidewalk outside a Richmond Hill hookah lounge during a parking dispute on Sunday morning is now locked up without bail, prosecutors announced on Tuesday.

Cops picked up Adrian Harry, 22, of Beach 67th Street on Dec. 3 after he went to Jamaica Hospital for treatment of a cut to his hand, according to WABC-TV. Injured victims at the hospital recognized Harry as the driver of the car and pointed him out to police.

“What allegedly began as a minor tapping of fenders turned into a deadly pre-dawn horror show that left a young man dead and others seriously injured,” Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said in a Dec. 4 statement.

The trouble occurred at around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 3 outside the XS NYC lounge located on Liberty Avenue near 127th Street. According to the criminal complaint, Harry was parking his white 2016 Hyundai Sonata when the vehicle allegedly tapped a white BMW parked behind him.

While neither vehicle suffered damage, Brown said, the two men inside of the BMW got out and confronted Harry. Seconds later, he allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the men in the torso, then the other in the abdomen.

As a group of people went to assist the stabbing victims, law enforcement sources said, Harry allegedly drove onto the sidewalk through the crowd. Footage of the incident was captured by nearby security cameras.

Six people, in all, were struck by the car, police said. One of the victims, Richard Chattergoon, 23, of Beach 68th Street in the Rockaways, was pronounced dead at the scene. Prosecutors said his injuries were consistent with being struck and dragged by a motor vehicle.

The others were taken to local hospitals; two of the victims were listed in critical condition, Brown said.

The two stabbing victims are listed in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital, the New York Daily News reported.

 

Law enforcement sources said Harry’s vehicle was recovered near Jamaica Hospital.

Harry was brought to the 106th Precinct stationhouse in Ozone Park for questioning and was later charged with murder, two counts of assault, six counts of reckless endangerment and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

During his arraignment on Monday night before Judge Toko Serita, Harry was ordered held without bail and to return to court on Jan. 4. He faces up to 25 years to life behind bars if convicted.

XS NYC Hookah Lounge on Liberty Avenue, where the melee erupted.

XS NYC Hookah Lounge on Liberty Avenue, where the melee erupted.

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joe December 04, 2017 / 09:06AM
Typical ghetto behavior at a typical ghetto club in a typical ghetto community. Nothing more needs to be said.
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