Police charge man in murder of LeFrak City neighbor

A makeshift memorial for Cory Dixon hangs on a wall in Corona. Photo by Christina Santucci
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A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged with shooting a fellow LeFrak City resident to death early Sunday at the Corona complex where they both lived, police said.

Anton Harden was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of 27-year-old Corey Dixon, the NYPD said. As of 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Harden had not yet been arraigned, a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney’s office said.

Authorities said they were called to 57th Avenue at 96th Street at about 3 a.m. and found Dixon, who had been shot in the torso.

He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he died, cops said.

A makeshift memorial with several dozen candles and a poster featuring his photo and messages to the slain man was set up for Dixon on 96th Street.

A woman who identified herself as Dixon’s girlfriend said the longtime LeFrak resident was the father of three young children.

“He was a good guy. He loved his family,” she said.

Reach managing editor Christina Santucci by e-mail at by phone at 718-260-4589.

Updated 1:27 pm, October 29, 2013
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Roc from LEFRAK CITY says:
Nov. 13, 2013, 3:08 am
Ty from Queens says:
R.I.P. CORY DIXON AKA bIG TWIN 09-24-86 -- 10-27-13
Nov. 13, 2013, 3:09 am
Tee Jones from Lefrak says:
R.I.P My Guy . Gone But Never Forgotten
Feb. 5, 2014, 1:43 am
LadiiTee from Springfield Gardens says:
About a year later and I'm just now learning about this which brought tears to my eyes, especially for the fact that we knew each other and we went to high school together, Satellite Academy. I am beyond hurt, I pray that you continue to rest in peace and that you continue to watch over your three daughters. I can't believe it. I'm still in a shock. How can someone be so same cruel? God has you hun, rest in peace Cory. ������
Nov. 3, 2014, 12:06 pm
Moneact from LFC says:
RIP Twin
Dec. 3, 2014, 7:05 pm
Lefrak city says:
Rip Corey the hood is going to miss u

iceberg 4 life ��
Feb. 19, 2015, 7:54 pm

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