The NYPD wants to question the disgruntled customer — a 50-year-old man once charged with armed robbery — about the Saturday night shooting of Zhiwen Yan as he was riding his scooter near 198th St. and 67th Drive in Forest Hills, sources said Monday.
Someone who heard the shots told police a Lexus SUV sped away from the scene.
The angry customer drives a Lexus SUV, according to Kai Yang, 53, the manager of Great Wall, the restaurant where Yan worked for more than a decade about six blocks from the crime scene.
The man suspected of punching and kicking a a 79-year-old man in the face after the two appeared to get into a disagreement on a Bronx sidewalk has been arrested, police said.
The violent incident took place around 1:30 p.m. on Monday in the Concourse section, according to police. Security video showed the two men talking to one another, with the older man clutching a cane, and police said it escalated into an argument.
Before long, the suspect punched the other man, Gerardo Cabeza, in the face, knocking him to the ground. But he didn't stop there, throwing his drink at Cabeza and kicking him in the face, police said.
Police said Cabeza told them the man tried to rob him, but didn’t end up taking anything. What prompted the man to attack him like that was not clear, but the suspect ran off right after.
Cabeza was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, and was recovering at home Wednesday.
Street vendors are pushing back against the city after another video went viral of police arresting a vendor in Brooklyn.
CBS2's Ali Bauman spoke to the woman arrested, who said she feels she has no choice but to continue breaking the law.
For over a decade, Maria Falcon has been selling fruit from a cart in the Broadway Junction subway station.
She makes about $80 per day.
Just over a week ago, the NYPD took Falcon away in handcuffs and confiscated her things. After patting the 43-year-old down, police gave her a summons for unlicensed general vending.
"I felt very sad and scared," she told Bauman in Spanish. "I have been vending for a long time. I have tried to find other jobs, but I've been turned down because of my age. We're not hurting anybody. We just need a permit to do our work legally."
An escalator replacement project at once of the deepest subway stations in New York added a lengthy stair climb to riders’ commutes.
Three escalators at the 181st Street A train station will be out of service for repairs through February of 2023, officials said. They’re working on the escalators at the same time.
In the meantime, riders can walk up and down the stairs. There are at least 87 steps. Subway riders told PIX11 News they were frustrated by the situation.
A state appeals court has reinstated a New York City law prohibiting police officers from using chokeholds or putting pressure on a person's diaphragm while making an arrest.
Thursday's decision reversed a lower court ruling, while found the measure was unconstitutionally vague.
In its reversal, the New York Supreme Court ruled the law is clear in what officers can and can't do.
Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch said the ruling is a direct blow to the NYPD's fight against violent crime in the city. He said the PBA is now considering its legal options.