Man Chased Through LeFrak City and Stabbed to Death, Sources Say

By Aidan Gardiner and Katie Honan  on June 18, 2014 8:38am

 Andrew Ramirez, 21, was due in court Wednesday for a drug charge. He was stabbed to death on Tuesday night. 
Andrew Ramirez, 21, was due in court Wednesday for a drug charge. He was stabbed to death on Tuesday night. 
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QUEENS — A man was chased through the LeFrak City housing complex by three men who then stabbed him to death Tuesday night, sources said and state records show.

Andrew Ramirez, 21, was pursued until the trio finally caught up to him behind the building where he lived, 97-20 57th Ave., and stabbed him several times in the torso about 9:50 p.m., the NYPD said. 

The three men fled while Ramirez lay bleeding, sources said.

The victim was brought to Forest Hills Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

His father, Leo Ramirez, 55, said his son was "very, very smart" but was in trouble with the "wrong crowd."

"He played basketball, baseball. He had a lot of dreams," he said. "I tried my best to help him."

Leo said he bailed him out of jail last week for a drug arrest last month. He was supposed to appear in court Wednesday for charges including unlawful drug possession, resisting arrest and criminal sale of marijuana, according to state records. 

He was also arrested in April for criminal trespassing. 

The family lived in the same LeFrak City apartment for 23 years, Leo said, and he hoped the police would make an arrest. 

"I brought him here when he was born," he said. "It's very painful to me. I did my best."

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