A grand jury in Queens, New York, charged television actor Isaiah Stokes with murder on Friday.
Stokes is accused of shooting and killing a man who was sitting in a parked car in Jamaica, Queens, in February.
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“The defendant is charged with firing nearly eleven shots during this blatant afternoon shooting,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement. Press release.
“Gun violence is too prevalent in our neighborhoods. We will not allow it to become the norm.”
Stokes was arraigned before Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder on a three-count indictment, charging him with second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a second-degree weapon.
His sentence is set for July 19 and he faces 25 years to life in prison. Representatives for Stokes declined to comment on the matter.
According to the charges, video surveillance footage from February 7 showed the defendant exiting a vehicle, approaching the driver’s side window of a Jeep Grand Cherokee and allegedly firing 11 shots at the car, fatally wounding Tyrone Jones. , a 37-year-old man. man from Queens Village.
Police did not report any motive behind the shooting.
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The Queens native grew up in Rochdale Village, a neighborhood in southern Jamaica, and attended college at Delaware State University.
His acting career coincided with rapper Cam’ron’s film debut in the 2006 direct-to-video crime drama. Killa Season, scheduled for the release of his album of the same name.
Since 2006, Stokes had appeared in various network and premium cable television dramas. He played two-episode seasons on shows like Rescue Me, The Americans, Louie other Blue blood. His other acting credits include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Boardwalk empire and, more recently, Energy.
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