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Corona resident killed on East Elmhurst street: Cops

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Police were searching for answers after a Corona man was murdered Saturday on an East Elmhurst street.

Judah Johnson, 33, of 55-25 98th St. in Corona, was found unconscious about 6:45 a.m. Saturday in front of 27-51 McIntosh St., police said.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Johnson with three gunshot wounds to his torso and EMS declared the Corona man dead on arrival.

A police source said Johnson had ties to the Bloods gang, according to the New York Post, but this could not be verified.

Johnson did not have a listed phone number and his family could not be reached for comment.

Police said the investigation was ongoing and they had made no arrests in the case as of Tuesday evening.

A McIntosh Street resident who asked not to be named said he heard the shots but did not look out his window.

“It woke us up, but we didn’t see anything,” he said. “The cops said the body was lying there for three hours.”

Johnson’s slaying was the fourth murder this year in the 115th Precinct, which has seen an uptick in homicides for 2011.

Last year, there was only one killing in the precinct, which covers East Elmhurst, North Corona and Jackson Heights.

Reach reporter Howard Koplowitz by e-mail at hkoplowitz@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4573.

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