Beach 14th Street Man Convicted
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown has announced that a Beach 14th Street resident has been convicted of murder in the November, 2011, shooting death of a 21-year-old man.
Brown’s office stated that the victim had been involved in a fight with the defendant and others at a nightclub the night before the murder.
The defendant was identified as Anthony Jordan, 26, of 262 Beach 14th Street in Far Rockaway. On Thursday, November 7th, Jordan was convicted of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon following a three-week jury trial before Queens Supreme Court Justice Ronald Hollie.
According to testimony at the trial, in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 13th, 2011, the victim, Sean Mack, 21, and a friend were going to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. Mack was seeking treatment for an injury to his lip, caused the night before when he and other individuals from his housing complex were involved in a fight at a Brooklyn nightclub with individuals from another housing complex, including Anthony Jordan.
As the pair walked to the hospital, they crossed paths with Jordan, who pulled out a handgun. He chased Mack down the street and fired a shot which struck Jordan, who then fell to the ground.
As Mack lay on the sidewalk, Jordan ran up and fired a second shot. The bullet struck Mack in the left arm, and then perforated his lung and aorta, causing his death, before exiting his right side.
Jordan, who faces up to 25 years to life in prison, is scheduled to be sentenced on December 4th, 2013.