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He’s Pinched In Maspeth Attack

Say Bk. Man Helped Pair Brutally Beat Man

Detectives collared last Thursday, May 2, a second suspect in an assault and shooting outside a Maspeth location last November which left a man critically injured, law enforcement sources announced.

Police identified the suspect as 21-year-old Raymond Soto of Autumn Avenue in the City Line section of Brooklyn.

Soto was taken into custody last Thursday by Det. Christopher Williams of the 104th Precinct Detective Squad for his alleged role in the Nov. 24, 2012 incident. Previously, the squad picked up 28-yearold Antonio Jablonowski of Clifford Place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for allegedly participating in the attack.

Jablonowski was collared in December 2012 and remains in custody on $250,000 bail.

According to information provided by the Queens District Attor- ney’s office, the assault took place at around 8 a.m. on Nov. 24, 2012 in front of a location on Flushing Avenue near 55th Street.

Reportedly, Soto, Jablonowski and a third unapprehended individual approached and attacked the male victim, punching and kicking him about the face and body.

As the group walked away shortly after knocking the man to the ground, law enforcement sources said, a shot was fired which struck the victim in the left knee. The three suspects re- portedly fled from the scene in an unknown direction.

Members of the 104th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. The victim was rushed to a local hospital; according to the criminal complaint, he was placed on a ventilator due to the severity of his injuries.

Soto was tracked down by the 104th Precinct Detective Squad based on information obtained during the course of their investigation. He was charged with first- and seconddegree gang assault and second- and third-degree assault.

According to court records, Soto was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court last Saturday, May 4, before Judge Maureen Healy, who ordered him held on $250,000 bail.

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