Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life  in Prison for Fatal 2016 Shooting in Jamaica

Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Fatal 2016 Shooting in Jamaica

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Morris shot Harris on Union Hall Street between 107th and 108th avenues.

By Forum Staff
A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after being found guilty of murder at trial for the shooting death of a man in May 2016, Chief Assistant District Attorney John Ryan recently announced on behalf of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Teimel Morris, 25, was found guilty on all counts following a two-week-long trial. He was convicted of second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
According to trial testimony, on May 6, 2016, Morris and the victim, Edward Harris, 28, were seen on video surveillance having a heated conversation outside a deli on 160th Street. The two men then proceeded to walk down 107th Avenue together and another surveillance camera spotted the pair walking on Union Hall Street and then out of view when shots rang out. Witnesses heard the gunfire and saw someone running from the area in a black sweatshirt with white sleeves with a gun in his hand. Morris wore a black sweatshirt with white sleeves that evening. Morris admitted that he was with the victim and identified himself on the video surveillance.
According to trial testimony, Harris had been shot twice in the head. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he died five days later.
“This was a senseless act of violence that needlessly took the life of a young man,” Ryan said. “The defendant in this case—just 22 at the time of the shooting—is now sentenced a very long term of incarceration. Sadly, the defendant showed a total disregard for human life when he shot and killed the victim.”


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