Photo Courtesy of Google
Wright allegedly shot Lameak Williams twice near this St. Albans intersection.
By Forum Staff
A Queens Village man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting death of a 24-year-old Brooklyn man this past May 19. Following the shooting, the defendant allegedly purchased a ticket to the Caribbean and upon his return was apprehended at Kennedy Airport.
“The defendant was identified by a witness in the shooting … earlier this year. This was a senseless killing before darkness set on a residential street in Queens. This brutal gun violence must end to keep everyone in our community safe. The defendant in this case has been apprehended and is facing a lengthy prison sentence,” said District Attorney Richard brown.
Dwayne Wright, 29, of 210 Place in Queens Village was arraigned on a criminal complaint charging him with second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was ordered to return to court on September 15, 2016.
According to the criminal charges, on May 19, 2016, near the intersection of 122 Avenue and Grayson Street in the St. Albans section of Queens, the defendant shot 24- year-old Lameak Williams at least two times. The victim was hit once in the torso and a second bullet pierced the man’s right leg. The victim was taken to a local hospital, but died the following day.
The DA’s office said that the defendant was apprehended at Kennedy Airport after disembarking from a flight which originated in Jamaica. Wright allegedly told police he bought the ticket to the Caribbean island the day after the shooting.
Wright, who is being held without bail, faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted.