He was rushed to nearby Elmhurst Hospital that night, where he would later die.
“I fight with anger all the time,” said Greene’s mother, 52-year-old Debra Greene. “Someone had to have seen something.”
It was roughly 5 a.m. on April 20, 2012, when Greene was returning home to LeFrak City from a night out at a Manhattan night club with friends. After they dropped him off on the corner, he found himself running from a hailstorm of bullets.
Wiping tears away Debra Geene said of the older of her two sons, “he had plans, he was a smart boy.”
Police still have no suspects or leads in the investigation. Last week, local elected officials called on local residents to come forward with any information that could help solve the case.
“It is up to the community to do everything it can to help the NYPD help catch the killer,” said Councilman Daniel Dromm. “By increasing the reward amount, we are sending a strong message that we are not giving up on our search.”
Dromm has already pledged $1,000 of his own money, while State Senator Jose Peralta has secured $500 from the Bogota Service Corporation and an anonymous donor is pledging another $5000.
The total reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Greene’s killers is $24,000.
Elected officials also called on the state legislature to require microstamping, which creates a fingerprint-type etching into a bullet casing in order to trace a gun to the owner.
“We call upon the state legislature, in particular the senate Republicans, to pass microstamping,” said Peralta, who said he believes this crime would have been solved already had microstamping been in practice in New York.
Peralt said that while the gun, the individual and even the car were never found or identified, the bullet casings were found on the ground at the scene of the crime. For a minimal cost, according to Peralta, the NYPD could have traced its way back to the murder weapon’s owner.
“I want justice,” Ms. Greene concluded. “Closure and justice.”