New York City’s Record-Setting Murder-Free Streak Is Over

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22:  Crime scene tape at the funeral for former "Bachelor" contestant Gia Allemand at Trinity Grace Church on August 22, 2013 in New York, New York. Allemand passed away on Wednesday, August 14th of an apparent suicide.  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images

It had to happen sometime. New York City’s 12-day murder-free streak — the longest on record — ended with the death of Eric Roman, who was shot in Woodhaven on Friday morning. Roman was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition and died from his injuries on Saturday. (The New York Post reports that no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.) Meanwhile, CBS 2 reports that “a 56-year-old man was found dead in a Kew Gardens basement with head trauma Saturday, police said. The New York City medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.” Well, it was nice while it lasted. 

New York City’s Long Murder-Free Streak Is Over