Guyanese man killed in NY after intervening in parking dispute


A fight over a parking space led to bloodshed in Queens early Sunday when an enraged driver stabbed two men and plowed his car into a half-dozen good Samaritans who intervened, killing a Guyanese man, cops said.

Richardo Chatergoon (NY Post photo)

Police took a Queens man into custody for the rampage after he went to the same hospital as one of the victims and the injured man pointed him out to police, officials said.

According to the New York Post, Adrian Harry, 22, was being held at the 106th Precinct station house in Ozone Park, where early Monday he was charged with murder, assault and reckless endangerment.

The dead man has been identified as Richardo Chatergoon.

“Oh, my God. That’s my son,” Sundar Chatergoon blurted out as he and his wife spied Richardo Chatergoon, 22, laying lifeless on the sidewalk with a sheet over him, according to the report.

“That’s his green sweater. Those are his black sneakers. Oh, my God. That’s him.”

The grief-stricken father said his son had come to the United States from Guyana about 18 months ago and lived in Far Rockaway with his family.

According to media reports in New York, the fracas started at around 4:30 a.m. on Liberty Avenue near 127th Street in Richmond Hill, when Harry allegedly scraped a parked BMW while trying to parallel park his white Hyundai Sonata, police said.

“This parking dispute escalated, which resulted in the death of an individual and serious physical injuries to several others,” NYPD Deputy Chief David Barrere said at a Sunday-morning press conference at the scene.


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