Dec. 5, 2016 Staff Report
The police have arrested two additional men for the deadly Thanksgiving Day stabbing during an apparent robbery in Elmhurst.
Jesse Granados, 23, and Michael Velez, 27, who both live on 88th Street in Jackson Heights, were arrested on Friday for the murder of 23-year-old Jan Carlos Salcedo on Nov. 24.
The two new arrests bring the total number of suspects in custody for the murder to three, as Fernando Balcarce, 25, was arrested last week for the stabbing. All three have been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery, as well as gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
A conviction of second-degree murder carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
According to police reports, Salcedo was stabbed in the torso outside of 23-48 Judge St. at 12:18 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital but died soon after he arrived.
The investigation is still ongoing, and several individuals involved in the incident are still at large. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).