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NYC Suspect Arrested After Woman with Gunshot Wound to Head Found Dead in Trash on Sidewalk: Police

Arrest Made After Woman’s Body Found Near Trash in Manhattan
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Police said video footage showed the suspect dragging Yazmeen Williams’ body down the street while in his wheelchair.

Jul. 10 2024, Published 2:02 p.m. ET

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A woman was found fatally shot and wrapped in a sleeping bag in a Manhattan neighborhood and now police say a man is in custody in connection with her death.

Around 5 p.m. on July 5, officers from the New York Police Department responded to a call regarding a report of a package outside their building in Manhattan’s Kips Bay neighborhood having a foul odor, according to court documents obtained by WNBC-TV.

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Once at the scene, officers found the victim’s body on the sidewalk next to trash left out for pickup, officials said.

The victim, who had a gunshot wound to the head, was identified as 31-year-old Yazmeen Williams, police said.

Investigators were able to obtain video footage from the neighborhood, which showed someone in a wheelchair pulling the victim’s body down the street.

Police have arrested 55-year-old Chad Irish on a charge of concealment of a corpse, though he could face additional charges, WCBS-TV reported.

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Authorities said a gun was recovered at the location of the arrest.

Irish has previously been arrested for robbery and drug-related crimes, officials said.

Chaos erupted outside Irish’s apartment as he was brought out on a stretcher. Video shared on X shows a large group of neighbors attacking Irish and pushing past officers as he was being rolled away.

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Williams earned a degree in criminal justice and had dreams of becoming a lawyer.

Williams’ mother, Nicole Williams, was in the crowd of people when Irish was arrested. She told WPIX-TV, "He took a young beautiful girl, snuffed her out, took her life away from her. Threw my daughter in a garbage bag. The whole community was upset because she didn’t deserve that. He’s scum."

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