Augustina Ave Murder Suspect Arrested
Last week, following a five month search, detectives from the 101 Precinct, arrested Paul “Ese” Williams, 33, of Hartman Lane in Bayswater, for allegedly fatally shooting 28-year-old Ronald Washington and injuring 43-year-old Todd Jameson outside 1310 Augustina Avenue on the night of September 14.
Washington was rushed to Jamaica Hospital with six gunshot wounds to his back. He was initially expected to live but succumbed to his injuries a week later. Jameson was shot multiple times also and lived, but required the amputation of his right leg.
Police sources say that the shooting followed a dispute that took place two days earlier, when Williams unsuccessfully attempted to rob a craps dice game on the same street. Williams has a long list of prior arrests including criminal possession of a weapon, selling drugs and driving while intoxicated, according to police.
He has been charged with second degree murder, second degree attempted murder, first degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He was held without bail and faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted.
Washington’s sister Beatrice says the death of her brother has brought inexplicable pain to her family.
“He killed my brother for no reason. We are happy he is off the streets and unable to hurt someone else’s child,” she said. “It is sad and we are all still hurting, but I think it will bring some closure to our family.
We thank the 101 Precinct and Far Rockaway community. I know a lot of people have doubts in them sometimes, but they did the best they can here and the whole family is grateful.”