Photos via Twitter/@NYPD108Pct
Detectives escort Miguel Valencia (inset) into a police car on Nov. 28.

More than 18 months after a Woodside man was gunned down on a neighborhood street, police have locked up his alleged murderer.

Police said that Miguel Valencia, 25, of Manhattan was picked up on Nov. 28 by the 108th Precinct Detective Squad for the murder of Miguel Angel Ramirez Tercaro, 31, on April 9, 2016.

At 3:07 a.m. that morning, law enforcement sources said, Tercaro was shot multiple times in the head and torso in front of a home on 47th Avenue between 67th and 69th streets.

Officers from the 108th Precinct responded to a 911 call about the shooting and found Tercaro lying unconscious in the middle of the street. Paramedics rushed him to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police investigating the murder scene on April 9, 2016. (photo by Mark Mellone)

Police investigating the murder scene on April 9, 2016. (photo by Mark Mellone)

When contacted by QNS, police sources did not provide information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, or how detectives were able to connect Valencia to the incident.

A criminal complaint provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office revealed that Valencia was linked to the crime through several witnesses’ testimony and video surveillance from near the crime scene.

Following questioning on Tuesday night, Valencia was booked on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned the following day in Queens Criminal Court and ordered held without bail.

Captain Ralph Forgione, the 108th Precinct’s commander, took to Twitter to congratulate the detective squad on making the arrest.


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