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Hernandez allegedly fired into a vehicle parked near the intersection of 89th Avenue and 139th Street in Jamaica.
By Forum Staff
A 28-year-old Jamaica man has been charged with murder, attempted murder and other crimes for the fatal shooting death of one man and the injuring two others on Saturday, September 3, 2016.
District Attorney Brown addressed the killing, pointing it out as yet another senseless act of violence plaguing our communities. “The defendant is charged with firing a loaded weapon into a vehicle occupied by several individuals. One man was killed and two others injured. Gun violence has no place in a civilized society and those involved must be held accountable and severely punished for this alleged brazen act.”
The defendant has been identified as Elvin Hernandez, 28, of 143rd Street in the Jamaica. The defendant was arraigned on a complaint charging him with second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence. He was held without bail and ordered to return to court on September 23, 2016.
According to the criminal charges, at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2016, the defendant approached a vehicle parked near the intersection of 89th Avenue and 139th Street in Jamaica, and allegedly asked the three occupants “Are you kings?”
Seconds later the defendant allegedly fired several rounds into the car. A bullet hit 20-year-old Albert Schaper, of New Jersey, in the shoulder and traveled into his chest killing him. A second man was hit in each of his arms and a third male was sprayed by shattering glass and sustained multiple lacerations. Hernandez is alleged to be affiliated with a rival street gang.
If convicted, Hernandez faces up to 25 years to life in prison.