Three attackers sought for stabbing 20-year-old man after bumping into one of them at a Queens Village autobody shop: NYPD

Cops are looking for these three suspects, who allegedly beat and stabbed a man who bumped into one of them inside a Queens Village auto body shop earlier this month.
Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for three suspects who allegedly beat and stabbed a 20-year-old man inside a Queens Village auto body shop earlier this month, leaving him seriously injured.

The incident occurred on Sunday, Apr. 7, when the victim was inside the autobody shop, located at 210-08 Jamaica Ave., and was bumped by a stranger. Police from the 105th Precinct in Queens Village reported that the victim and stranger then got into a verbal dispute, which escalated into a physical altercation.

Two other men then got involved and kicked, punched and stabbed the victim in the gut with a broken bottle, before slashing his left arm and right wrist, causing lacerations and bleeding. The victim was transported by private means to Nassau County, where he was taken to Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre and listed in stable condition, police said.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the three suspects and described the first man as having a medium complexion and a goatee and was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, a black durag and dark pants at the time of the attack. The second assailant reportedly has a dark complexion and wore a black hoodie, dark pants and white and black colored sneakers. The third alleged attacker has a light complexion and wore eyeglasses, a black Chicago White Sox baseball cap and a distinctive green long-sleeved shirt with “Break Rules” emblazoned across the chest.

A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information leading to their arrest. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

According to the most recent CompStat report, through Apr. 21, the 105th Precinct has reported 134 assaults so far in 2024, a dozen more than the 122 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 9.8%.