Volume 16, Number 10 | Aug. 5–Aug. 11, 2003

Police Blotter

Not guilty murder plea

Charlie Lee, 60, charged with murder in the July 2 shooting death in Confucius Plaza of a man who was his rival in love, pleaded not guilty on July 22, according to aides at the office of District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. Lee, a resident of Confucius Plaza between Bowery and Division St., is scheduled to appear in court again on Aug. 26. He is being held without bail.

The shooting occurred across the hall from Lee in a apartment where the victim, Shu Hong Wu, 48, was visiting the woman involved in the love triangle.

Body identified

The Medical Examiner’s office has identified the dismembered body of a man found in a suitcase in a parking lot in Chinatown on June 30 as Yang Jun Zhang, 45, of 132-21 41st Rd., Flushing. Detectives at the Fifth Precinct are investigating the case as homicide but there are no arrests yet.

The suitcase stuffed with the torso and two arms was found in a parking lot opposite 100 Division St. Police said the victim, identified on July 29 by fingerprints, apparently had no criminal record.

—Albert Amateau