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Astoria sewage worker shoots man, flees: Cops

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A 49-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon after he allegedly shot a co-worker at an Astoria sewage treatment facility Friday afternoon, police said.

Edward Jones allegedly fled the scene after shooting Caradonna Rosario once in the chest following a 4 p.m. dispute inside a trailer outside the Bowery Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant on Berrian Boulevard and 45th Street, police said. The two men were working on an upgrade project at the plant that was coordinated by Frontier-Kemper/Durr/Perini J.V., an Indiana-based contractor hired by the city’s Department of Environmental Protection.

According to the criminal complaint, the bullet entered Rosario’s chest and exited below his arm. The victim was taken to New York Hospital Queens in Flushing and treated.

Police responding to the scene issued a description of Jones and the car he was driving and the suspect was quickly stopped and apprehended, said Detective Dennis Frawley of the 114th Precinct.

A loaded .380 caliber handgun was recovered from Jones’ car, according to the criminal complaint.

Frawley said the fight stemmed from a “longstanding dispute.”

A statement issued by Frontier-Kemper/Durr/Perini J.V., confirmed that Rosario is an employee of the company. It was not clear whether Jones was also a company employee or worked for a subcontractor.

The company declined any further comment.

Posted 7:16 pm, October 10, 2011
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