Volume 17, Number 33 | May 06 - 12, 2005

Police Blotter

Stabbing death
Robert Adams, 16, found staggering and bleeding at a phone booth at the corner of Chrystie and Delancey Sts. at 7:33 p.m. Fri. April 29, was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead five hour later of stab wounds, police said.

The victim, who lived with his foster parents at 68 E. Third St., sustained two stab wounds in the chest and one in the side. Police suspected someone he knew might have killed him in connection with $40 dollars he had borrowed.

Adams was unidentified until Sunday when his foster parents and sister identified his body at the morgue after hearing a report that a teenager in a Yankees T-Shirt had been killed.

Chinatown pedestrian killed
Zheng Quing, 50, of 129 Allen St., was killed while crossing E. Broadway at Pike St. at 7:30 a.m. Tues. May 3 when a tour bus struck him, police said. The tour bus was carrying no passengers at the time of the accident and the driver was given a summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian, police said.

Drug arrest
A group of unidentified men attacked and beat Andre Scott, 25, at about 4 a.m. Sat. April 30 at the corner of Madison and Clinton Sts. in front of the LaGuardia Houses, according to police. Scott, taken to Bellevue Hospital with a broken cheekbone and cuts, was arrested by police who said they found him in possession of drugs when they went to the hospital to question him. Police did not say what kind of drugs they found on Scott or specify the amount. The case is still under investigation.

Rapper arrested
Police arrested the rapper known as Memphis Bleek and a friend early Thursday, April 28 and charged them with second-degree assault in connection with the beating of a busboy at Club NV on Hudson and Spring Sts. in Hudson Sq.

Bleek, 25, whose real name is Malik Cox, and his friend Talik Smith, 26, both of Brooklyn, were apprehended by First Precinct police as they were about to flee from the club in a waiting SUV.

The victim, Mahmud Uzzaman, 23, a student at York College in Queens who works nights at the club, told the Daily News that he was trying to get to the bar when Bleek and Smith pushed him and then started beating him. Uzzaman, with a tooth knocked out, ran out of the club where he encountered police from the First Precinct who went in to investigate. Police said they apprehended the six-man rapper posse on its way out of a side door. The victim identified Bleek and Smith as his attackers, police said.

—Albert Amateau

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