Flushing Man Charged in Pomonok Houses Murder

A Flushing man was charged with murder for the shooting death of an acquaintance in the early morning hours of Jan. 2 at the Pomonok Houses in Flushing, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Shyron Kearse, 34, was arrested last Friday and arraigned on Saturday on a criminal complaint charging him with second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was remanded to the custody of the city Department of Correction without bail.

According to the complaint, Kearse knocked on the door and then rang the doorbell at the apartment of Troy Grant, 30, at approximately 2:30 in the morning. When Grant answered, shots were fired, striking him in the head and shoulder. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It marked the first borough homicide of 2015.

“The defendant is accused of shooting his 30-year-old victim at the entrance to his own home in what was the first reported homicide in Queens County this year,” Brown said.

Kearse’s next court appearance is Feb. 20. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years to life in prison.


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