1 Arrested After Fatal Shooting At Queens Birthday Party

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect is in custody following a tragic deadly shooting at a suprise birthday party in Queens over the weekend.

Avalisa Morris, 26, was shot and killed around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning at a friend’s house in St. Albans.

Police say Morris had helped kick out two uninvited guests and was guarding a closed door when gunfire erupted. Morris was shot in the head and abdomen and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“She tried to help, she tried to keep everyone safe – fight was outside, she tried to close the door,” cousin Lennox Grant said.

“That’s her. That’s Avalisa, that’s what she’d do,” Lennox Grant, the victim’s cousin, said.

O’Neil Mairs, 23, was arrested Monday and is charged with murder, weapons possession and reckless endangerment. Police say he crashed the party and fired two rounds through the door after he wasn’t allowed inside.

Neighbors say it was the second deadly shooting on the block in the past year.

“All this shooting and people dying, I don’t know what it’s all about,” neighbor Cory Johnson said.

  • Anna

    I never knew Avalisa Morris, but the person who murdered her must live with her blood on his hands forever. According to what I read Avalisa loved people, her friends and family and she died expressing that love. A person that could build so much rage because he was asked to leave a party that he was not invited to has some serious self-esteem issues. But to Avalisa Morris, mom I give you my love and spirit and ask you not to allow your soul to die. Avalisa would want you to find the strength to go on and give her name meaning – celebrate the 26 years you had your beautiful child for now she is at peace and her journey through life continues.

  • dancehallcuties.com

    RIP Ava
    Gone but not forgotten


  • Chedda Chexx

    All i Can Say Is Rest In Peace, SweetHeart . . It’s Tough In The Ghetto

    CheezGang, Chedda Klick

  • lterry lewis

    she was my ex my friend and some one i call to talk with sometime an him kill her if tht bum-bum-clot boy deh live member tht him go get fi wht him do to her she said leave him go bout him ras-ass-cclot ways him kill her

    • Glenn

      Well spoken…………..what did you say? Remember you are in America, you came here on your own volation, we did not send for you. Learn to speak English.

      • shutup

        Ok GLenn are whomever you are , ENGLISH is really spoken in ENGLAND…. so if you got nothing better to say go sit on it, and you know what i mean??

  • lterry lewis

    they need to send him to jamaica so we can deal with him how’er way he don’t need to get sen-tens him want to choop up fine tht p$%sy-hole need fi dead

  • C.J.

    Typical in the ghetto.

  • O'Neil

    I sure hopes I get the death penalty, yo!

  • BDAY55

    rsvp only, no more b listers. rip

  • Nick

    “I don’t know what it’s all about,”

    It’s about stupid p0o0sy boys who can’t fight like a man and needs a gun to replace it’s teeny weeny weiner.

    It’s too much of a p00s to even face up to a woman. Pathetic.

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