101st Precinct: Robbery, Fatal Shooting Sentencing

These three youths are being sought in a robbery.

Robbery

Police said that they are searching for three individuals who are wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred on an A train in Edgemere on April 21.

Around 10:45 p.m., one of the three individuals kicked a 20-year-old man in the chest on a northbound A train. The second individual then took the victim’s headphones, while the third victim unsuccessfully attempted to take the victim’s cell phone. All three individuals exited the train at the Beach 36th Street station in Edgemere.

All three suspects are believed to be between the ages of 16 and 18. The first suspect is described as a black teenager who was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweater, while the second suspect is a black teenager wearing a white hooded sweater and the third is a black teenager who was wearing a black hooded sweater and black jacket.

Fatal Shooting Sentencing

A 31-year-old Far Rockaway man has been sentenced to 45 years to life in prison in the shooting death of his estranged girlfriend and the wounding of a neighbor in January 2016, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Tyquan Long had fled New York State to avoid capture and was apprehended a month after the shooting in Sacramento. He was then extradited to Queens.

Earlier this month, a jury found Long guilty of second-degree murder, attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, assault, criminal contempt, attempted assault and petit larceny. Queens Supreme Court Justice John Latella, who presided over the trial, handed down the sentence to Long on Wednesday.

According to trial testimony, video surveillance showed the defendant going into 36-year-old Joann Gravette’s Beach 34th Street apartment on the morning of Jan. 27, 2016 and exiting several minutes later, carrying what appeared to be a gun. Long and Gravette had been in a relationship, but the victim had an active order of protection against Long from contacting her. Just 10 days before her death, she had asked the defendant to leave her alone. He told her, “I’d rather be dead or make peace with God in jail.”

After the defendant left the victim’s apartment, he was caught on video surveillance confronting a 51-year-old woman neighbor in the lobby of the apartment building. He told the neighbor that her son—whom he knew—was “playing games” and shot at her three times. One bullet sliced through her finger, but she was able to run from the lobby. Another neighbor had heard sounds coming from Gravette’s apartment that were followed by a loud commotion and a “boom.” When police responded to the scene, they found Gravette dead, face down on the floor of the apartment with multiple gunshot wounds.

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