Brooklyn Man Charged In Late Night Shooting In Front of Long Island City Strip Club; Faces Attempted Murder

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 Jeffrey Almanzar, a resident of 50th Street in Sunset Park, was placed under arrest on the evening of Sunday, January 7.
According to police, Jeffrey Almanzar, a resident of 50th Street in Sunset Park, was placed under arrest on the evening of Sunday, January 7. Almanzar was expected to return to court January 12 for further proceedings. Photo: NYPD Crime Stoppers.

QUEENS, NY – A 29-year-old man from Brooklyn found himself facing charges of attempted murder and assault in a Queens Criminal Court on a Monday, a sobering development resulting from a violent incident outside a Long Island City strip venue months prior. Jeffrey Almanzar, a resident of 50th Street in Sunset Park, was placed under arrest on the evening of Sunday, January 7. The offenses for which Almanzar was taken into custody include a shooting that severely injured a 41-year-old man, an event that occurred on the grounds of Sugardaddy’s Gentlemen’s Club, located at 51-07 27th St., in the wee hours of the morning on Saturday, October 21.

The incident prompted a rapid response from authorities belonging to the Long Island City-based 108th Precinct. The officers, responding at around 3:30 a.m. to an emergency 911 call reporting a man shot outside the club, found the victim with a gunshot wound on his right leg. Eyewitness accounts revealed there had been a brawl between two factions at the strip club immediately prior to the gunfire.

Emergency services, on reaching the crime scene transported the wounded man to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Queens. Hospital authorities subsequently confirmed the man was in a stable condition, according to police reports.

Following investigations, it was confirmed through information in a criminal complaint that security footage from the establishment clearly depicted Almanzar shooting the victim twice in the leg. As a dire consequence, the wounded man lost his ability to walk and is in need of continuous medical attention for his injuries.

With a thorough investigation carried out at the crime scene, investigators succeeded in recovering four bullet casings as well as a fragment of a bullet. The evidence further supported the charges leveled against Almanzar, seemingly solidifying the case against him for his involvement in the violent episode that unfolded outside the strip club that night.

Almanzar was expected to return to court January 12 for further proceedings.

Important: This story is categorized as a crime story and thus it is important to note that charges are accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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