Police said that they arrested a man in the drug-related shooting of a man that left him dead in the hallway of his Queens apartment in South Jamaica.
Walter Ware, 46, who lives on Sutton Avenue in Brooklyn, was arrested on Monday and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
“This is another senseless act of gun violence in our community,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
“The defendant in this case is charged with shooting a 41-year-old man in the hallway of the apartment in which he lived. This kind of brutality will not be tolerated. The defendant now faces the possibility of spending the rest of his life behind bars.”
Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Raymond Rue, who was discovered dead at 2 a.m. on Wednesday with a fatal gunshot wound to the head on the second floor hallway of his apartment building on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard.
Ware has been arrested 19 times, and a majority of the charges involved the criminal possession of narcotics, police said. He is being held without bail and is expected to return to court on May 24. If convicted, he could face 25 years to life in prison.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating four individuals who are wanted in connection with a robbery that took place on May 12 in Hollis.
Around 7:16 p.m., three individuals gained entry into a home in the vicinity of 190th Street and Woodhull Avenue through an unsecured door. One of the individuals assaulted a 20-year-old man with a handgun and tied him up, along with another 20-year-old man and 52-year-old man. A fourth individual had entered the home prior to the robbery and opened the door for the other suspects. The fourth individual fled on foot, while the other three suspects fled inside of a red sport utility vehicle southbound on 190th Street. They took $10,000 in cash and two cell phones with them.
All four suspects are described as black men between the ages of 25 and 35 years. The first suspect wore a black hooded sweater, black sweatpants and multi-colored sneakers, while the second suspect wore a black hooded sweater, black sweatpants and gray sneakers. The third individual was wearing a brown jacket, black hooded sweater, black sweatpants and black sneakers, and the fourth suspect wore a purple du-rag, gray hooded sweater, blue jeans and blue sneakers.