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Man arrested in 2013 LIC murder

| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of NYPD

Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for the murder of an aspiring hip-hop artist last year in Long Island City.

Francisco Leal, 27, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest on Feb. 2, 2013, at the corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue near the Queensbridge Houses.

In December, the NYPD released a photo and information of the suspect wanted in connection to the murder.

Earlier last month, Clarence Scott, who police initially identified as Lawrence Scott, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force April 4 in Virginia, according to published reports. He was then arraigned on April 25 in Queens Criminal Court, the Queens district attorney’s office said.

Scott, who is being held without bail, was arraigned on charges of  second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, according to a criminal complaint.



Cops name suspect in fatal LIC shooting

| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy NYPD

Police have identified a suspect in the murder of a Manhattan man in Long Island City earlier this year.

Lawrence Scott, 28, is wanted for the homicide of Francisco Leal, who police found shot to death on Feb. 2 at 21st Street and 41st Avenue, cops said.

Leal, 27, had a gunshot wound to his chest when police found him, and he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police describe Scott as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 210 pounds.

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