Cops Seek Driver of Dark Sedan in Connection to Fatal Queens Stabbing

By Jess Wisloski and Jeanmarie Evelly  on July 13, 2013 2:12pm  | Updated on July 15, 2013 2:04pm

Suspect Sought in Woodside Stabbings
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WOODSIDE — Police are looking for the driver behind the wheel of an older model sedan — possibly with a busted rear window — in connection with a bloody double stabbing that took place on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens early Saturday.

Cops say the alleged suspect took off in the dark-colored vehicle after stabbing two men outside The Brothers Grocery, at 68-10 Roosevelt Ave., in Woodside.

Isaac Martinez, 26, of Astoria, died after being stabbed in the chest, according to police, who found him unresponsive at 4:49 a.m. after responding to a 911 call reporting the incident.

The other victim, 33, was stabbed in the torso. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.

Several news outlets reported that the suspect is a cab driver who stopped to pick up the two victims shortly before the violent melee broke out.

Police have released video footage of the suspect's car, described as a dark-colored, older model sedan with decals on both front quarter panels. The car may also have a shattered rear window, according to cops.

The suspect is described as a dark-haired man between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-8, and weighing between 120 to 170 pounds, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.

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