Three Post-Sandy Slays In 101 Precinct
A Rockaway Beach man was murdered by a teen who followed him from the A train subway station at about 8:15 p.m. on November 23, police sources say.
Paren Phillippe, 21, of 320 Beach 100 Street boarded a shuttle train at Mott Avenue and got off at Beach 44 Street. Diamonte Alexander, 18, of 13- 34 Caffrey Avenue allegedly followed him off the train to the street and then shot him several times in the torso and legs in front of 43-12 Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
Phillippe was transported to the Jamaica Hospital Center, where he was declared dead on arrival.
Cops got a description of the shooter and saw him ditch a nine millimeter pistol before he was arrested.
Alexander was charged in Queens Criminal Court with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
The victim’s friends told police that Phillippe did not know Alexander and police would not speculate as to a motive for the shooting.
That was the second homicide in the 101 Precinct since Superstorm Sandy.
On November 16, a man’s body with his hands bound behind his back was found by Parks Department workers clearing debris on Beach 13 and the shoreline.
The decomposed corpse was spotted near a garbage bag on the dunes at about 8:30 a.m., sources say.
The death is not believed to be tied to the storm. The workers had been bagging seaweed and trash that had been washed ashore when they made the grisly discovery.
An autopsy will be conducted by the medical examiner’s office early next week, sources say.
The third slay took place at about 5:09 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28 inside of 146 Beach 59 Street in the Ocean Village complex.
Police sources say that officers responded to a report of a dispute with a firearm on the sixth floor. The responding officers found a man, later identified as Devon Davis, 28, who lived in the building, unconscious and unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. He was declared dead at the scene by EMS workers.
Sources say they have an identification of the shooter, but no arrests have yet been made.