A Brooklyn man has been charged with the murder of a Pace University student and ordered to be held without bail – and even prosecutors agree that the man was not actually the shooter. It was his accomplice that committed the fatal act, sources told a New York Criminal Lawyer.
The 21-year-old victim of the shooting was a dealer of marijuana who lived in a high-rise building on Gold Street in lower Manhattan. He was murdered by gunfire on September 29.
The 30-year-old suspect was in court, facing charges of murder, burglary, and assault, according to New York Criminal Lawyers. His accomplice, also 30, was still in Pennsylvania, as prosecutors attempted to extradite him from the other state back to New York. “When [the victim] put up a fight, the co-defendant shot and killed him,” an assistant district attorney told a New York Criminal Lawyer.
Police sources say the two suspects entered the apartment just after midnight, as two people who had just bought and smoked marijuana were on their way out. Prosecutors told New York Criminal Lawyers that the man being held without bail beat one of the witnesses as he tried to get away. He even threatened the witness’s life.
The suspect’s attorney said his client had nothing to do with either planning or committing the murder itself. Video cameras showed the suspects just moments before the shooting, wearing matching Chicago White Sox caps, New York Criminal Lawyers have learned.
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