Oz. Park Murder Suspect Cuffed In Sunshine State

Allegedly Shot Man In Dec. Street Beef

Queens detectives recently traveled to Florida to pickup the suspect who allegedly shot and killed a man during a fight in Ozone Park last December, authorities announced last Tuesday, Oct. 28.

David Haridat (at right), 31, who resides in Lancaster, Pa., was arrested in Miami and flown back to New York for arraignment in the murder of Gerrard Edwards, 23, of Liberty Avenue.

Edwards was gunned down early on the morning of Dec. 22, 2013 during a dispute that broke out at the corner of Liberty Avenue and 112th Street.

As previously reported, Edwards and several friends were hanging out on the street when a group of men, including Haridat, allegedly tried to attack them.

Seconds later, according to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Haridat’s brother-Ritchie Haridat, 29-allegedly handed him a .22-caliber firearm retrieved from a nearby vehicle.

David Haridat reportedly then fired a number of shots at Edwards, striking him in the torso repeatedly. The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.

Members of the 106th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Edwards later died of his injuries at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

Ritchie Haridat was reportedly picked up in February and remains held on $500,000 bail awaiting trial on murder and other weapons possession charges.

During his Oct. 14 arraignment in Queens Criminal Court, David Haridat was ordered held without bail by Queens Criminal Court Justice Gia Morris, it was noted.

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