A Ridgewood man is being held without bail on attempted murder charges for his alleged role in a brawl at a neighborhood intersection that left two people injured — including one man who wound up in a coma, police said.
According to the criminal complaint provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Orlando Marrero, 24, of Norman Street, was among a group of up to five individuals who confronted the two victims and an unidentified person — each of whom were carrying sticks — at the intersection of Norman Street and Seneca Avenue at about 6 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 7.
Prosecutors said that Marrero’s group allegedly took the sticks away from the three individuals and proceeded to strike them with the weapons. They also punched and kicked them about their heads and bodies.
During the alleged assault, the complaint noted, one of the unapprehended men in Marrero’s group allegedly ripped a gold chain off of one of the victims’ necks, while another removed a bracelet from another victim’s wrist.
Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident. Two of the three attacked individuals were removed to a local hospital with multiple skull fractures; one of them also suffered bleeding to the brain, multiple seizures and is now in a coma.
Based on an ongoing investigation, Marrero was picked up on Aug. 11 on charges of two counts of second-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree gang assault, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree robbery, and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Marrero was ordered held without bail and must return to Queens Criminal Court on Sept. 11, prosecutors said.