Alleged gas station killer fighting extradition


The man accused of killing beloved gas station manager Cemal Dagdeviren has sought to block extradition to Nassau County from Philadelphia to face murder charges. On Jan. 30, Baldwinite Joshua Roston waived his extradition rights, a spokesman for the Philadelphia district attorney said.

Roston, a homeless man whose most recent address was in Baldwin, fled to Philadelphia after allegedly running over and killing Dagdeviren over $22 in gas at the Pit Stop in South Hempstead. He faces 25 years to life in prison for the Jan. 14 incident and up to 30 years more for fleeing the scene.

On Jan. 17, he turned himself once his name and mugshot from a prior arrest were released on television. The Nassau County District Attorney’s office must submit extradition paperwork in Philadelphia and a court hearing will be held on Feb. 17, at which time a judge could order Roston sent back to Nassau.

“We are working with our partners at the Nassau County Police Department and in Pennsylvania to have the suspect returned to New York,” Brendan Brosh, a spokesman for the Nassau County district attorney, said in an email.