Police Seek Suspect Wanted In Staten Island Killing

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Staten Island are looking for a suspect they said murdered one man and tried to kill another.

Authorities said a 21-year-old man got into a physical altercation with 19-year-old Drew B. Casseus, who took out a gun and began shooting on Port Richmond Avenue on December 28.

The victim was shot in the leg and was able to walk to Richmond University Medical Center for treatment.

A second victim – identified as 19-year-old Jonathan Vasquez, of Staten Island, — was shot in the head during the fight and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Casseus is described as 5’10” and 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He also has tattoos of three faces on the back of his left forearm, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to CRIMES (27467), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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  1. Sandy says:

    My daughter knew both these guys and from what I understand they were not project dwelling! There are so many different versions of this story. I do believe this guy was trying to defend his friend and mistakenly shot him.This is a tragedy for everyone involved. Unfortunately guns were involved in the first place! I can imagine how this guy feels knowing he killed his friend who he considered a brother because he was trying to defend him. My condolences to both family’s involved.

  2. Erika DeJesus says:

    GLENN YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF …. JONATHAN WAS MY COUSIN AND ALSO THE VICTIM IN THIS SITUATION HE DID NOT LIVE IN NO DAMN PROJECTS AND HE MOST CERTAINLY WAS NOT A PROBLEM CHILD NOR TROUBLE MAKER ….. UNLESS HE WAS DEFENDING HIS FAMILY OR HIMSELF AND TO EVERYONE ELSE POSTING YOUR RUDE AND DISTURBING ASS COMMENTS GET YOUR DAMN FACTS STRAIGHT 1ST!!!!! CUZ GOD DONT LIKE UGLY!!!!!

  3. Brooke says:

    Glenn, you are a despicable individual. “Project dwelling family”? Seriously. I knew both Drew and Jonathan. Drew was always at my house and Beanz was at my house the day before he died. I’ve watched both of these boys grow up. And the comments people are making such as yours is blatantly insensitive considering both of their friends and family are reading this. You disgust me.

  4. AmericanCabbie says:

    Guilty!

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