Slashed to Death on Corona Corner

Woodside Man’s Killer Still On Lam

A Woodside man died after being repeatedly slashed by another man during an apparent dispute on a Corona street early on Sunday morning, Aug. 3, police reported.

Law enforcement sources identified the victim as 30-year-old Fabian Carreno of RooseveltAvenue.

Reportedly, the deadly assault occurred at around 2:13 a.m. Sunday in the vicinity of Northern Boulevard and 97th Street.

According to sources familiar with the investigation, Carreno was walking along Northern Boulevard when he passed the unidentified male suspect, who was traveling in the opposite direction.

Police sources stated the two began exchanging words which led to an argument. After both men began walking away from one another, it was reported, they re-engaged and continued fighting.

Moments later, authorities said, the suspect pulled out a knife and slashed Carreno repeatedly about the face and neck, then retreated.

Reportedly, the perpetrator returned seconds thereafter with two unidentified accomplices. As they watched, police sources stated, the suspect delivered further stab wounds to Carreno that ultimately proved fatal.

Following the attack, the assailant and his cohorts fled in an unknown direction, it was noted.

Members of the 115th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Paramedics rushed Carreno to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Various police units searched the surrounding area for the suspect, but no immediate arrests were made.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide that could prove helpful is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800- 577-TIPS, by text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

All calls and messages will be kept confidential.