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ID Released For Long Island Restaurant Employee Fatally Stabbed By Co-Worker

La Candela Peruvian Restaurant in Hicksville. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view
David Jimenez Salazar Photo Credit: Nassau County Police

The identity has been released of the employee at a Long Island restaurant who police say was fatally stabbed by a co-worker during an altercation.

The incident happened around 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 in Hicksville, Nassau County Police said.

Eighth Precinct officers responded to La Candela Peruvian Restaurant located at 495 South Broadway for a report of a male victim bleeding. 

Upon arrival, it was determined the  David Jimenez Salazar, 22, of Farmingdale, was involved in the altercation with the victim, now identified as 37-year-old Elvin Padilla, of Hicksville, according to police. 

The altercation escalated and Salazar stabbed Padilla in the neck with a piece of broken glass, said police.

Salazar was placed into custody without further incident. 

Padilla was pronounced dead at the scene by a Nassau County Police Medic. 

Salazar was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned on Friday, July 17 in Mineola.

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