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The Bobster
01-22-2016, 08:45 AM
http://nypost.com/2016/01/22/thugs-pistol-whip-woman-shoot-her-mom-near-jfk-airport/

Mom shot trying to save daughter from pistol-whipping
By Shawn Cohen and Natalie Musumeci
January 22, 2016 | 1:33am

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Cops outside the Hampton Inn hotel in Queens. Photo: William Miller


A masked mugger shot a Maryland woman in the chest after she desperately tried to save her 20-year-old daughter from a pistol-whipping Thursday night outside a hotel near JFK Airport, police sources said.

The 53-year-old mom, identified by sources as Andrea Koller of Baltimore, pulled her car into the parking lot of the Hampton Inn on 135th Avenue in South Ozone Park and walked into the lobby just before the 8:30 p.m. attack, sources said.

Her daughter was left in the car alone outside the hotel when a man with a ski mask entered the driver’s side of the car and demanded money, sources said.

The assailant was captured on surveillance video exiting the passenger seat of a white Jetta with yellow New York plates that was parked right behind the victim’s vehicle, according to sources.

The man beat the young woman, pistol-whipping her in the face before removing rings she was wearing, the sources said.

That’s when Koller came running from the hotel in a brave attempt to stop the thief from pummeling her daughter.

The thug shot Koller in the chest, police said. She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.

The suspect took Koller’s pocketbook and her cellphone before fleeing in the white Jetta, which was driven by another unidentified man, sources said.

Surveillance video captures the suspects’ Jetta following the victim’s car, sources said. Police are looking into whether the incident is part of a pattern in the area.

The mom is listed on LinkedIn as an English as a Second Language teacher in Baltimore’s public school system. She attended the University of Rochester and earned a teaching master’s from Notre Dame of Maryland University.

The Baltimore Sun ran a letter to the editor in 2013 by a woman named Andrea Koller of Towson, Md., in which she complained about gun violence and argued that background checks do not always prevent guns from being used for crimes. :rolleyes:

“Legal weapons are often used for nefarious reasons,” she wrote. “We cannot cling to the naive belief that we are safe merely because someone runs a background check on a gun buyer,” she wrote. “Guns change hands and the simple truth is, more guns in more hands means more gun-based crimes.” :rolleyes:

The suspects were still at large as of Friday morning and the investigation was ongoing.

The Bobster
01-22-2016, 06:34 PM
http://nypost.com/2016/01/22/mugger-who-shot-college-students-mom-hissed-your-mother-better-have-some-money/

Mugger who shot student’s mom hissed: ‘Your mother better have some money!’
By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Natalie Musumeci and Jamie Schram
January 22, 2016 | 4:02pm

A masked mugger who pistol-whipped a college student outside a hotel near JFK Airport hissed, “Your mother better have some money or I’m going to shoot you!” before gunning down the mom as she ran to save her daughter, law enforcement sources said Friday.

The mom, Andrea Koller — a 53-year-old teacher from Baltimore who has publicly railed against gun violence — was recovering at Jamaica Hospital from a bullet wound to the shoulder. She is expected to survive.

Koller had driven the pair’s car into the parking lot of the Hampton Inn on 135th Avenue in South Ozone Park, and she then walked into the lobby just before the attack at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, sources said.

Her daughter, Meredith Stifter, was sitting in the car outside the hotel when a man with a ski mask :mad: jumped in the driver’s seat and shouted, “Gimme all your money!,” sources said.

The assailant had been captured on surveillance video moments earlier getting out of the passenger seat of a white Jetta with yellow New York plates that was parked behind the victim’s vehicle, sources said.

The cowardly goon beat the young woman, pistol-whipping her in the face before removing four rings she was wearing, the sources said.

But the thug :mad: became enraged when Stifter, a behavioral neuroscience major at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., didn’t have any cash.

That’s when he warned, “Your mother better have some money or I’m going to shoot you!,” sources said.

Koller came running from the hotel in an attempt to stop the thief from pummeling her daughter, who was in town to catch a flight to Cape Town for a semester abroad in South Africa.

The punk :mad: wrestled Koller’s purse away from her and shot her when she tried to fight back, police said. She was taken to the hospital, where she was listed in critical condition but had regained consciousness Friday.

The suspect :mad: took Koller’s pocketbook and her cellphone — which was later found discarded on the Van Wyck Expressway — before fleeing in the white Jetta, which was driven by another man, sources said.

Ironically, the mom and daughter chose the hotel because they believed it was one of the nicer places to stay near the airport, sources said.

“They just picked the hotel because of convenience,” a law enforcement source said of the mom and her daughter.

The mom is listed on LinkedIn as an English as a Second Language teacher in Baltimore’s public school system. She attended the University of Rochester and earned a teaching master’s from Notre Dame of Maryland University.

The Baltimore Sun ran a letter to the editor in 2013 by Koller in which she complained about gun violence and argued that background checks do not always prevent guns from being used for crimes.

“Legal weapons are often used for nefarious reasons,” she wrote. “We cannot cling to the naïve belief that we are safe merely because someone runs a background check on a gun buyer,” she wrote. “Guns change hands and the simple truth is, more guns in more hands means more gun-based crimes.”

The suspects were still at large as of Friday morning and the investigation was ongoing.

voiceofreason
01-23-2016, 01:52 PM
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/01/22/queens-jfk-airport-hotel-shooting/

Mother Shot While Protecting Daughter Outside Queens Hotel Remains Critical
January 22, 2016 8:36 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A mother is fighting for her life after being shot while trying to protect her daughter during an attempted robbery outside a hotel near John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Police believe the same suspects are behind several other robberies in the area.

The latest incident happened in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn at 144-10 135th Ave. in Jamaica around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The victim, identified as 53-year-old Andrea Koller of Baltimore, and daughter had just driven in from Maryland, and according to a police source, the daughter was supposed to fly to South Africa Friday morning for a semester abroad, CBS2’s Steve Langford reported.

Koller was shot in the chest trying to stop a suspect robbing her 20-year-old daughter sitting in their car just outside the hotel.

The suspect has been described as a black male, he is about 30-years-old, 5’11”, with a medium build, and was wearing a black ski mask and a black jacket.

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The Bobster
01-25-2016, 07:23 AM
http://nypost.com/2016/01/25/gunman-in-hotel-shooting-heist-may-be-tied-to-other-thefts/

Gunman in hotel-shooting heist may be tied to other thefts
By Daniel Prendergast
January 25, 2016 | 8:00am

The gunman who shot a 53-year-old woman in a JFK Airport hotel parking lot may be responsible for a recent string of robberies in the area, police sources said, as cops released sketches of rings stolen from the woman’s terrified daughter.

Tourist Andrea Koller had driven into the parking lot of the Hampton Inn on 135th Avenue in South Ozone Park and walked into the lobby just before the attack at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, sources said.

The assailant was captured on surveillance video exiting the passenger seat of a white Jetta with New York plates that was parked right behind the victim’s vehicle, according to police.

Koller’s daughter, Meredith Stifter , 20, was sitting in the car when the man in a ski mask jumped in the driver’s seat and shouted, “Gimme all your money!” sources said.

But when the woman told him she wasn’t carrying any money, the thug beat her with the butt of his gun and stole her rings, warning, “Your mother better have some money or I’m going to shoot you!” sources said.

When Koller came out of the hotel, she saw the man attacking her daughter and ran over to stop him.

The thief hopped out of the car and shot her in the shoulder during a struggle, then fled in the Jetta, which was driven by another man.

Both women were rushed to nearby hospitals.

The stolen pieces of jewelry include a silver elephant ring, a gold 2013 Notre Dame HS class ring, and a silver ring with a blue stone, cops said.

Police sources said the botched robbery may have been committed by the same two suspects who are being sought for a string of thefts that occurred between Dec. 28 and Jan. 29.

In several of those incidents, one or both of the robbers forced their way into victims’ cars before pistol whipping them and stealing their stuff.

In 2013, The Baltimore Sun ran a letter to the editor in which Koller complained about gun violence and argued that background checks do not always prevent guns from being used for crimes.

The Bobster
01-28-2016, 04:43 PM
http://nypost.com/2016/01/28/career-criminals-suspected-of-shooting-tourist-at-hotel-police/

Career criminals suspected of shooting tourist at hotel: police
By Tina Moore and Daniel Prendergast
January 28, 2016 | 1:46pm

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Andrea Koller was shot at this Hampton Inn in Jamaica, Queens. Photo: James Messerschmidt


Two career criminals who were on lifetime parole have been busted and are being eyed in the armed robbery of a Maryland mom and her 20-year-old daughter in the parking lot of a Queens hotel, officials said Thursday.

Paroled convicts John Howard and Donald Warren were arrested for the crime and several other robberies spanning Queens and Nassau County, officials said.

Investigators said they recovered two vehicles the men had stolen at gunpoint during their spree, including a Volkswagen Jetta that may be the same one used as a getaway car after last week’s hotel shooting.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Howard and Warren have not officially been connected to that incident but said his investigators are working up a case against them.

“We have not arrested them for the shooting of the young lady yet,” Boyce said. “We’re still developing that case to go forward.”

Boyce added that detectives are seeking a third man in connection with the robbery pattern after finding his fingerprint on a piece of evidence.

“These are all really bad individuals on lifetime parole,” Boyce said. “We’ll go forward with the case right now working with Nassau County.”

The hotek shooting happened when tourist and mom Andrea Koller drove into the parking lot of the Hampton Inn on 135th Avenue in South Ozone Park and walked into the lobby just before 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21, sources said.

The assailant was captured on surveillance video exiting the passenger seat of a white Jetta with New York plates that was parked right behind the victims’ vehicle, according to police.

Koller’s daughter, Meredith Stifter, 20, was still sitting in their car when the man in a ski mask jumped in the driver’s seat and shouted, “Gimme all your money!” sources said.

But when the woman told him she wasn’t carrying any money, the thug beat her with the butt of his gun and stole her rings, warning, “Your mother better have some money or I’m going to shoot you!” sources said.

When Koller came out of the hotel, she saw the man attacking her daughter and ran over to stop him.

The thief hopped out of the car and shot her in the shoulder during a struggle, then fled in the Jetta, which was driven by another man.

Koller suffered a shoulder wound and is recovering.