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'Power,' 'Boardwalk Empire' actor Isaiah Stokes accused of fatal NYC shooting

Source: MEGA

Jul. 18 2021, Published 2:46 p.m. ET

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Actor Isaiah Stokes, who appeared on screen in “Law & Order,” “Power” and “Boardwalk Empire,” is accused of murder and other crimes for the fatal shooting of a Queens man.

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Stokes was indicted by a grand jury and arraigned in a New York Supreme Court for killing Tyrone Jones. Jones died as he sat in a parked car in Jamaica, Queens on Feb. 7.

 “The defendant is accused of unloading nearly eleven shots during this brazen afternoon shooting,” Katz said in a statement.

“Gun violence is all too prevalent in our neighborhoods. We will not allow it to become the norm.”

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Authorities said video surveillance footage showed Stokes stepping out of a vehicle parked near the intersection of Linden Boulevard and 200th Street. He then approached the driver’s side window of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee parked in front of 200-08 Linden Boulevard.

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Stokes allegedly fired eleven gunshots into the car, hitting Jones, 37, of Queens Village, who died of his injuries around 2:45 p.m, according to the district attorney's office.

The district attorney did not disclose whether Stokes knew the victim or what led to the alleged murder.

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Stokes, 41, of 62nd Road, Jamaica, Queens, was arraigned on a three-count indictment charging him with second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He is set to return to court on July 19. If convicted, Stokes faces up to life in prison.


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