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Footage released of suspects wanted in Jamaica stabbing death

By Sadef Ali Kully

JAMAICA — The NYPD released footage of two suspects wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in the early hours of April 19 in Jamaica.

During a spree of violence in the first week of spring, NYPD officers responded to 184th Street and Jamaica Avenue just after 4 a.m., where they discovered 39-year-old Otto Emilio Ajpacaja-Cua from Jamaica stabbed in the right thigh and left side of his chest, NYPD said.

EMS took Ajpacaja-Cua to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police released Ajpacaja-Cua’s identity after his family was notified of his death.

The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying suspects from video footage wanted in connection to the above homicide.

As of Monday afternoon, there were no arrests and the investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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