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A second alleged shooter has been arrested in the killing of Astoria mom Gudelia Vallinas — another teenager with alleged gang ties who stands accused of murder in the case.

Benaiah Reid, 19, a resident of the Woodside Houses, is charged with murder in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, police announced May 5.

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After a series of incidents involving no-knock warrants in Southeast Queens have come to light over the past several months, one of the affected families is taking the issue to federal court.

Lauren P. Raysor, a Mount Vernon-based attorney who specializes in police misconduct, announced last week that she is planning to file a federal suit against the NYPD on behalf of her client, Andre Brown, who she says was unlawfully arrested and detained during a no-knock raid on his aunt’s house.

Mayor de Blasio announced Tuesday morning that funding to build a new 116th Precinct for the NYPD in Southeast Queens has been restored.

“Today we have great announcement, something that the community in Southeast Queens has been fighting for for years and years,” de Blasio said. “I can announce today that we are fully funding the new 116th Precinct building and a new community center.”

A wake and funeral services for Gudelia Vallinas, the mother of two shot dead by a stray bullet as two groups reportedly traded fire around the Woodside Houses Friday, will be held Tuesday morning.

Vallinas, 37, was killed at around 8 p.m. Friday when gunplay that started in the housing complex spilled out onto the street, according to published reports citing police sources.

Numbers released by the NYPD on Thursday show crime in Queens was down year-to-date in nearly every major category through the end of February.

While the citywide crime rate is down 23.4 percent overall, Queens even bucked trends that saw massive spikes in shootings and stolen cars across the five boroughs combined.

A Rikers Island correction officer and one of his former colleagues were among 10 people hit with federal racketeering charges last Thursday for their alleged roles in Brooklyn-based gang that prosecutors say has members as far away as Maine

In an eight-page filing with U.S. Magistrate Judge Vera Scanlon in Brooklyn on Feb. 25, Seth DuCharme, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, alleges that Correction Officer Johnny Chiles and “then-DOC Officer” Darius Murphy, both of Brooklyn, accepted bribes from members of the Bully Gang to smuggle sheets of paper soaked with a synthetic cannabinoid known as K2 into Rikers.

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the man wanted for the slashing death of a 78-year-old Queens Village woman on Wednesday evening.

Published reports state that Osvaldo Diaz, 45, is the son of Maria Diaz, who was found slashed to death inside her residence at 218-44 Hillside Ave. The Daily News reported that a machete was found near her body.