“The defendant is accused of unloading nearly eleven shots during this brazen afternoon shooting,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement. “Gun violence is all too prevalent in our neighborhoods. We will not allow it to become the norm.”
Stokes, 41, is accused of shooting a man in broad daylight in the New York City borough of Queens. The victim was sitting in his Jeep when he was assaulted, prosecutors said Friday. The shooting victim was identified as Tyrone Jones, 37, and was shot nearly a dozen times on Feb. 7 in Jamaica, Queens. Stokes lives in Jamaica.
The actor was arraigned Friday on a three-count indictment charging him with second degree murder and weapons possession.
Video of the incident shows Stokes getting out of a vehicle near the intersection of Linden Boulevard and 200th Street, approaching the driver’s side window of a parked white Jeep Grand Cherokee, and firing 11 shots, prosecutors said.
Jones was pronounced dead by EMS. Prosecutors have not revealed the motive for the slaying.
Stokes faces 25 years-to-life in prison if convicted. He will return to court on Monday.