Chan and a second victim, 17-year-old Peter Chang, were both stabbed in the street that evening and found lying on the steps of 136-42 Maple Ave. at about 5 p.m., police said.
Chang was brought to New York Hospital Queens with stab wounds in his back. He was listed in serious but stable condition as of Tuesday. Both Chan and Chang were Chinese.
Chan was stabbed several times with a knife, the Queens district attorney said. Police Friday night said Chan had died at the scene.
Six males, all Asian, and one female, also Asian, were brought into the 109th Precinct the night of the murder, police said. Only Dong was arrested and an investigation was ongoing as of Tuesday, according to authorities.
Dong was charged in Queens Criminal Court Sunday night with second-degree murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the Queens district attorney.
He was being held without bail and had a Feb. 17 return court date.
No motive for the murder was given.
The New York Police Department has an Asian gang division, but police in the 109th Precinct said the incident was not gang-related.
Police found Dong in an apartment across the street from where the stabbing took place. He fled to 135-36 Maple Ave. where police tracked him because of clothing descriptions given by witnesses at the crime scene.
Maple Ave. was blocked by flares and cop cars during most of Friday evening. On the Main Street end of the Maple Ave., business went on like usual.
Reach reporter Cynthia Koons by e-mail at news@times
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