City’s murder-free streak ends on Valentine’s Day in Woodhaven

By Sadef Ali Kully

The 12-day murder-free streak ended for New York City Saturday when police responded to the death of Eric Roman, who was shot multiple times and taken to Jamaica hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead, said police.

Eric Roman’s death was the first to occur since Feb 1, making it the longest period without a homicide to be recorded since 1994, when the NYPD began keeping records.

Last year was the first time that the city had a span of 10 days without a slaying, police said. That lull also took place in February.

NYPD officers from the 102nd Precinct, arrived to find 28-year-old Roman with gunshot wounds around the head, hand and leg in his Woodhaven home near 89th Street and 91st Avenue, police said. EMS respondents took Roman to Jamaica Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Roman died the following day, police said.

At this time, there were no arrests and the investigation was ongoing, the NYPD said.

Reach Reporter Sadef Ali Kully by e-mail at skull‌y@cng‌local.com or by phone at (718) 260–4546.

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