NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two men were arrested and charged Monday in a shooting in broad daylight on Christmas Day that left a man dead in Queens.
Just after 2:30 p.m. this past Thursday, police were sent to 126th Street and 89th Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens, police said. They found James A. Bryant, 20, at the scene with one gunshot wound to the neck, police said.READ MORE: Long Island Pays Tribute To Health Care Heroes And Lives Lost As Pandemic Reaches 1-Year Mark
Bryant was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
A woman told 1010 WINS she saw the aftermath.
“They saw one kid was on the floor,” he said.
A girl named Shynia, 15, said there was a girl upset by Bryant’s death at Jamaica Avenue.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez Has What You Need To Know About The Johnson & Johnson Shot
“She was just screaming ‘Why did this have to happen,’ why they shot her boyfriend. You know, how he was really innocent and you can’t just come up and shoot somebody,” she said.
On Tuesday, Abu Quick, 23, of the Bronx, and Jamar Alexander, 25, of Queens were arrested and charged in the shooting.
Both were charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Police earlier said they were searching for three suspects. It was not clear Monday whether a third suspect was still being sought.
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