Suspect in crash that killed Maspeth man
by Shane Miller
Oct 25, 2011 | 16778 views | 5 5 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Peter Rodriquez
Peter Rodriquez
Police have identified a suspect who is believed to have been behind the wheel of a car that caused an early morning accident in Maspeth on October 15, killing a popular local bar owner.

Geroge Gibbons, 37, flew from the back seat into the cab driver’s lap after the Lincoln Town Car he was riding in was struck by a Chrysler Sebring traveling the wrong way on 58th Road. Police believe the Sebring was being driven by 36-year-old Peter Rodriquez.

Rodriquez fled the scene after the accident. Now police are asking for the public’s help in locating him. Anyone with any information should call Crimestoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, or visit All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

After the accident, Gibbons, as well as the unidentified 59-year-old cabbie, were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center. The driver was in stable condition; Gibbons was pronounced dead on arrival.

According to witnesses, two men were seen running from the scene, but one returned to receive treatment for a large gash on his head. He was identified as 44-year-old Andre McKanney of Jamaica, Queens. He was charged with possession of marijuana.

Gibbons was the owner of the popular bar, The Gibbons’ Home, on 69th Street in Maspeth. He was on his way from work to his nearby home on 60th Drive when the accident occurred.
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Grrrumpy Miner
October 27, 2011
Nothing but a COWARD! That's what you are,a COWARD.There are places for people like you in Jail and in Hell.ROT IN BOTH PLACES FOR ETERNITY AND A DAY!
Maspeth Citizen
October 26, 2011
He is not a man at all. But he will find that out...

Our prayers fot the Gibbons family.
October 26, 2011
October 26, 2011
What a loser you are. What kind of man are you? You killed someone's father, brother, uncle, how would like if it was u. I hope u get what u derserve and your family suffers the way you are making Mr. Gibbons family suffer. Rot in hell u bastard
October 25, 2011
You killed a very good man, you bastard.

I hope you get life with homo-bubba as your cell mate! Rot in hell!