A man who was subletting an apartment in a house located on a small street nestled between Rockaway Parkway and East 100 Street last week allegedly killed a relative of the home owner in a dispute about apparent non-payment of rent, police said.
According to an NYPD spokesperson, Andrew Goddard, 20, lived in the Truckleman’s Lane home’s upstairs apartment, owned by the sister of the victim, Maureen Greenridge, 50. Goddard, who was about to be served with eviction papers because he was delinquent in paying his rent, was charged with Greenridge’s murder.
Police told reporters the victim and a relative had recently removed a stove and sink from Goddard’s apartment in an effort to get him to leave.
The police spokesperson said that, as Greenridge drove up East 100 Street to Truckleman’s Lane on September 29 at 6:15 p.m., Goddard was waiting for her in a driveway and shot her "multiple times." She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from the city Emergency Medical Service.
A .45mm automatic handgun was recovered at the scene by authorities. Goddard was taken to the Foster Avenue stationhouse.
Police at first thought the address at the site of the murder was on East 100 Street, because it is adjacent to Truckleman’s Lane which is, essentially, hidden, despite a clearly visible street sign.