Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz earlier this month vacated a conviction in the shooting death of a teenage girl in 2013. 

The District Attorney’s Office announced on Nov. 17 that the conviction of Shamel Capers had been overturned after the prosecution’s only witness at his trial recanted his account of Capers’ shooting into a bus in South Jamaica on May 18, 2013. The eyewitness, a gang member named Lael Jappa, originally claimed that he saw Capers fire into the Q6 bus on which 14-year-old D’aja Robinson was riding, before the convicted murderer, Kevin McClinton, took the gun and fired into the vehicle. 

Police have apprehended a 22-year-old suspect in relation to a triple killing taking place in Springfield Gardens on Friday.The man is alleged to have killed his 65-year-old grandmother, Hyacinth Brown-Johnson, his 47-year-old aunt, Latoya Go…

It wasn’t supposed to end this way.The Office of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz on Monday charged Shaquan Butler with murder in the Nov. 13 death of his 3-year-old son, also named Shaquan, at a family homeless shelter in Elmhurst, the …

Some Howard Beach residents are demanding an apology from “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” producers and NBC for what they are calling an insult to the community.On an episode of the show, “A Better Person,” which aired last Thursday, …

A joyride of more than 30 blocks could cost a Southeast Queens man a quarter-century in prison.Last month’s Cambria Heights bus hijacking suspect, 44-year-old Dwayne Gaddy of St. Albans, was indicted on 11 counts last Wednesday, including kid…

The NYPD is asking the public’s help in identifying and locating two men wanted for an armed robbery on the F Train on Nov. 17.Police said the robbery took place at about 12:30 a.m. when the men approached the victim on a southbound train as …

The NYPD is looking for two suspects in a suspected road rage shooting Thursday morning in Glendale.Police said the shooting took place at 5:46 a.m. at the intersection of Cypress Hills Street and Cypress Avenue near the Jackie Robinson Parkway.

Police have apprehended a 22-year-old suspect in relation to a triple killing taking place in Springfield Gardens on Friday.The man is alleged to have killed his 65-year-old grandmother, Hyacinth Brown-Johnson, his 47-year-old aunt, Latoya Go…

After the deadly shooting of an 18-year-old student near North Queens Community High School prompted a shelter-in-place last Thursday afternoon, neighbors of the Kew Gardens Hills transfer school report that students have been involved in unr…