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Man, 54, fatally stabbed outside Queens homeless shelter: police

Posted: 8:27 AM, Feb 01, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-01 17:10:46-05
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SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens — Police are investigating a stabbing that left a Queens man dead late Friday.

Authorities responded to a stabbing along Baisley Boulevard near 134th Avenue just after 10 p.m. The hotel at the location is being used as a homeless shelter, authorities said.

Officers arrived to find 54-year-old Jose De La Cruz unconscious and unresponsive with several stab wounds to his torso, police said.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

De La Cruz lived a few blocks, or 0.2 miles, from where the incident occurred, according to police.

De La Cruz was described to be a hard-working father who worked at a nearby deli and frequently sent money to his wife and children in the Dominican Republic, the victim's cousin said.

No arrests have been made.