The city’s 15.8 percent rise in murder took the form of a 24-hour crime wave this weekend in at least six separate shootouts covering Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Juan Torres, owner of the Lucky Grocery & Deli on Merrick Boulevard in Queens, was shot in the head trying to defend one of his siblings from an armed robbery. More than a decade ago, Torres’s brother was killed in a deli robbery in Brooklyn. Caribbean-born policewoman Feris Jones, who works out of a crime lab in Queens, identified herself as a cop and then shot an armed robber in the leg at a hair salon in Clinton Hill, where the twenty-year veteran of the force, known to her admiring neighbors as “Jonesy,” was trying to get her hair done. Can someone give this woman her own procedural?
In total, the state’s coronavirus death toll is 7,067.