The Homicide Squad reports the details of a Homicide that occurred on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 10:50 p.m. in Baldwin.
According to Detectives, Officers were dispatched for an auto accident that occurred at the intersection of Schuman Place and Forest Avenue. A 26-year-old male operating a gray 2004 Infiniti G35, was involved in a collision with a green 2003 Honda Mini Van operated by a 54-year-old male.
After the accident occurred, both drivers exited their vehicles and a verbal argument ensued. The driver of the Infiniti, defendant Patrick Destine, 26, of 9241 190th Street in Hollis, Queens, began violently assaulting the other driver. Defendant Destine continuously kicked the victim in his head causing severe head trauma. Upon Police arrival, and after a short foot pursuit, Officers arrested defendant Destine. The victim was transported to a local area hospital and was pronounced at 12:06 a.m. by hospital staff. The investigation is ongoing.
Defendant Destine is charged with Driving While Intoxicated, and Murder in the 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on Monday, April 17, 2023 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.
Detective’s request anyone with information regarding the above listed crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: D/Sgt. Bertini / Homicide Sqd.
***UPDATE*** D/Sgt. Bertini/Homicide
The victim has been identified as David McKenzie, 54, of Baldwin.