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Suspected Killer of Long Island Deacon Carjacks Driver in Queens, Flees: Sources

He's considered armed and dangerous, police say

What to Know

  • Andre Patton, 47, is wanted in the stabbing death of deacon Patrick Logsdon at a Long Island halfway house last Friday
  • Patton carjacked a driver in Queens Wednesday afternoon, then fled on foot, sources say; he's considered armed and dangerous
  • Logsdon was a program manager at the Anthony House, where Patton was staying; it helps those struggling with drug addiction or homelessness

The man suspected of stabbing a deacon to death at a Long Island halfway house turned up in Queens Wednesday, carjacking a driver before running off on foot, law enforcement sources tell News 4 New York. 

The fugitive suspect, 47-year-old Andre Patton, is believed to have killed Patrick Logsdon at the Anthony House in Roosevelt last Friday. 

He turned up in Cambria Heights Wednesday afternoon, where he allegedly carjacked a driver, sources say. Police spotted the stolen car, and when they tried to stop the vehicle, the driver took off running.

Patton is believed to be on foot near the Cross Island Parkway, where he was last seen. He's considered armed and dangerous, police say. 

The 70-year-old Logdson was the program manager at Anthony House, where he lived to serve others, people who knew him said. Patton was one of three people living at the home at the time; it helps those who struggle with drug addiction or homelessness.

The deacon was found dead with multiple stab wounds late Friday, Nassau County police said. 

St. Vincent de Paul of the Diocese of Rockville Center, which ran the Anthony House, said in a statement, "Even at the time of his death, [Logsdon] was carrying out the Gospel message of caring for the poor as he has done faithfully for 33 years."

A wake was held at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Roosevelt Wednesday afternoon; the funeral is scheduled for Thursday morning at the same location. 

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