He’s Collared for Taco Shop Slay

Say Corona Man Killed Co-Worker In Fight

The co-worker of a Corona man who was fatally stabbed last month has been booked by police on murder charges, it was announced.

According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office last Friday, Dec. 27, Abel Galindo, 23, of 41st Avenue in Corona allegedly knifed Fermin Herrera-Martinez, 25, of 42nd Avenue early on the morning of Dec. 21.

Police said the murder took place at around 5:40 a.m. at Taco Veloz, located at 96-06 Roosevelt Ave. near Junction Boulevard.

According to published reports, Galindo and Herrera-Martinez initially got into a verbal argument. The dispute quickly turned physical when Galindo allegedly plunged a knife into Herrera-Martinez’s chest, law enforcement sources said.

Officers from the 110th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Herrera-Martinez was rushed by paramedics to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Galindo was formally charged by the 110th Precinct Detective Squad on Dec. 22 with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

According to court records, Galindo was arraigned last Monday, Dec. 23, in Queens Criminal Court before Judge Stephanie Zaro, who ordered him held without bail and to return to court on Jan. 6.