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Shooter arrested for allegedly killing man in his Queens home before blasting another victim while fleeing


Denzel Floyd is accused of fatally shooting Jonathan Polanco in his Ozone Park home, then striking parked and moving cars during his getaway attempt. (Todd Maisel/New York Daily News)

Cops busted a 21-year-old man they say fatally shot a man in the shooter's home before he blasted another man in an outburst of violence in Queens, police said Wednesday.

Denzel Floyd was arrested for slaying Jonathan Polanco, 27, who was found with a gunshot to the neck in Floyd's Ozone Park home around 11:25 a.m. Monday, cops said.

The bedlam spilled out into the streets when Floyd fled his house on 104th St. near 107th Ave. in a black Mazda with a man and a woman a short time after the shooting, witnesses said.

Floyd tore eight blocks east on 107th Ave. before slamming his car into parked and moving cars near 111th St.

The alleged shooter darted from the vehicle with a pink gun in his hand and tossed the weapon into a woman's yard on the corner of 110th St., then returned to the crashed car to scoop up a crying woman who'd been riding in the backseat and was unable to walk, witnesses told the Daily News. The other passenger in the car, a 28-year-old man, wailed that he'd blown his finger off.

"I saw a guy get out of the car and go across the street," said Nubia Ospina, 61, who was driving west on 107th Ave. as the Mazda smashed into two parked cars. "He came back out and he opened the door and took her out. He was carrying her like a little girl. She was screaming and screaming, 'Oh, my God! Oh, my God!' He picked her up and put her on the trunk."

Floyd was seen tossing a pink gun (pictured) from his car into a woman’s yard after his failed flee attempt.
Floyd was seen tossing a pink gun (pictured) from his car into a woman’s yard after his failed flee attempt. (Todd Maisel/New York Daily News)

Medics took the passenger shot in the finger and Polanco to Jamaica Hospital, where Polanco died.

Sometime during the shootout, cops said Floyd shot a 28-year-old man in the back. The victim walked into Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he is in stable condition.

Floyd was charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder, two counts of assault, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence, police said.

Floyd's passengers have not been arrested.

His arraignment was pending in Queens Criminal Court Wednesday.