Cops charge suspect in bloody Queens park assault that left man dead

A Crime Scene Techican takes photos at the scene of a triple stabbing.
A crime scene investigator takes photos on March 18, 2021 at the scene of a triple stabbing near Baisley Pond Park in South Jamaica on March 17, 2021.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Detectives booked a 28-year-old man on Friday for his role in a bloody triple-stabbing near Queens’ Baisley Pond Park on Wednesday night that left one of the combatants dead.

Jose Reyes, 28, whose last known address is on East 30th Street in Manhattan, was charged with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon for his role in the deadly March 17 attack that left Ishmael Harvey, 33, of 146th Street in South Jamaica, dead.

Sources familiar with the investigation said Reyes and Harvey were involved in an apparent dispute that may have stemmed from shelter housing, possibly at the nearby Garden Inn and Suites hotel.

Police said the violence broke out at about 10:11 p.m. on March 17 at the corner of 133rd Avenue and 150th Street in South Jamaica.

Officers from the 113th Precinct responded to the location after receiving a 911 call about an assault in progress. When they arrived at the intersection, cops said, they found Reyes, Harvey and a 40-year-old man, all of them with stab or slash wounds.

The 40-year-old man suffered stab wounds to his right leg and right hand. Harvey, meanwhile, had stab wounds to his chest and back. 

Reyes, meanwhile, had a slash wound to his left leg, authorities said. Officers also recovered a knife and box cutter near where he was found.

Cops from the 113th Precinct and Crime Scene Unit investigate a triple stabbing near Baisley Pond Park.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

EMS units rushed the two victims to Jamaica Hospital. Though the 40-year-old man is listed in stable condition, Harvey was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the medical center.

Cops, meanwhile, initially took Reyes into custody and brought him to Jamaica Hospital for treatment of his slash wound. He was charged on March 19 following questioning.

This story was updated at 4:05 p.m. on March 19.