Mayor Eric Adams can’t control crime in the Rotten Apple —and now a 9/11 first responder is dead.
According to a report from The Daily Mail, Alison Russo-Elling, 61, a close to 25-year-veteran of the FDNY, was stabbed to death while aiding a patient in Astoria, Queens. Russo-Elling was a World Trade Center first responder and beloved within her community.
From The Daily Mail:
Alison Russo-Elling, 61, was killed on duty at about 2.20pm on Thursday in what has been described a ‘vile and barbaric’ stabbing, by a person allegedly known to the patient she was helping.
The deadly incident took place in broad daylight when a male, 34, wearing a light grey shirt and dark pants brandished a knife and viciously stabbed her numerous times about her body.
It’s believed the mother was out ‘getting food nearby’ when she was knifed to death.
Mayor Eric Adams said tonight that the suspect has been arrested and ‘will be held accountable for his actions.’
Tributes rolled in for Russo-Elling. One person wrote: “DAMM STRONG WOMAN. Thank you for your service. It was a privilege to work with you back since the 90’s!”
“I’m angry your life was taken from you so young, working so hard. You dedicated your life to service of all humans, through COVID, through mental health, through all trauma and illness putting your life on hold for others”
“You deserved better, your daughter deserved more time with you.”
Another said: “Killed while serving the people of NYC. After serving as a volunteer EMT since the 90’s and serving the people of New York City for almost 25 years”
“She didn’t deserve this.”
More over at The Daily Mail:
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New York City crime stats for the month of July 2022 from NYC.gov:
For the month of July 2022, the number of overall shooting incidents increased in New York City compared with July 2021, highlighting the continuing need to eradicate gun violence and end the perception among criminals that there are no consequences for violent crimes. Citywide shooting incidents increased by 13.4% (178 v. 157), driven by upticks in Brooklyn, southern Queens, and Staten Island. Additionally, the number of murders citywide increased for the month by 34.3% (47 v. 35) compared to the same period last year.