Second Man Shot Dead in Huntington Doorway


By Nolan Cleary

Another resident of Huntington was shot dead in the doorway of his home last Sunday.

Roquez Villalta-Jimenez, age 32, was in his home on 21 East 12th St. when he was shot after responding to a knock at his front door.

Suffolk County Police responded around 11:35 P.M. Jimenez was rushed to the Huntington Hospital where he was declared dead.

The incident is the second incident this month in Huntington in which a man was shot and killed in the doorway of his home.

Earlier this August, Byron Martinez was shot and killed in the doorway of his home on 212 5th Ave - just blocks away from this week's murder.

"I said to my wife that sounds like an odd sound like gun shots," a neighbor of Jimenez recalled. "Can you check the cameras? We checked the cameras. We didn't see anything but then the police rolled up."

The suspect or suspects responsible for both Jimenez and Martinez' murders are still at large. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.