Saturday, June 28, 2008

This doesn't sound suspicious...

A federal Customs agent was being grilled by Queens cops Thursday night about how a friend ended up dead on his kitchen floor with a bullet in his chest from the agent's gun, police sources said.

Federal agent grilled in pal's death

Eric Alke, who works for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told police that Adrian Moldovan, 50, picked up the weapon from the kitchen table in Alke's Forest Hills home and shot himself after they had been out drinking, sources said.

Before the shooting, Alke and Moldovan, a real estate agent, pounded down bottles of Budweiser and shots of Jagermeister for three hours at nearby Morrison's Irish Pub, a source said. Police were combing surveillance video from the tavern to examine the men's behavior.

After several hours of questioning, Alke retained a lawyer and clammed up, sources said.

The shooting took place about 3:30 p.m. and somehow Moldovan's bloody body ended up in the driveway with Alke's landlord giving him CPR, a witness said.


Anonymous said...

I'd love to know where in Forest Hills this guy lives -- the usual internet searches for Eric Alke (zaba, peoplefinders) turned up nothing. Maybe he's in an illegal 2-family...

Anonymous said...

Also, this details of this death is a bit vague (expect nothing less from the Gazette) -- what's going on in FH?

From the Queens Gazette:

Police in Forest Hills are awaiting the results of testing by the Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death of a woman whose body was found near the 112th Police Precinct on June 11th.

Police responding to a 911 call made the grisly discovery and alerted city paramedics, who declared the woman dead at the scene a short while later.

Anyone with information on the woman is urged to call the Crimestoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.