By Theodore Parisienne Posted – 4:04PM/Updated 11:37PM – Deceased Identified
22yr old Marcellus Shields and 23yr old Antoine Folkes, both from Queens, were pronounced dead on scene after they were shot multiple times on a quiet Queens Street Monday night.
According to authorities, one man was in the drivers’ seat and the other man in the front passenger seat of a silver Kia Soul SUV parked outside of a house on 255th Street in the Rosedale section of Queens, when a white SUV occupied by two or three men pulled up and opened fire.
Both men were shot multiple times and died where they sat, with one slumped backward and the other man, seen wearing a blue t-shirt, slumped forward. The shooters then made a quick, and so far clean, getaway.
Authorities are not releasing much information at this point in the Investigation and are looking into several scenarios, including the possibility of gang involvement. Police are now hunting for the killers.
Police responding to a call of a person shot at 475 Hendrix Street in Brooklyn found a man unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the shoulder inside apartment 1B on Sunday.
Emergency Medical Personnel pronounced the man dead on the scene. Cops recovered a gun at the scene and arrested a 32yr old man, who knows the deceased, inside the same apartment. He was taken to the 75th Precinct in East New York where Charges are pending.
Police did not immediately identify the victim, pending proper family notification. According to Police sources, this marked the first Homicide for the 75th Precinct, which encompasses East New York, for the year 2018, an improvement over 2017 when there were two Homicides recorded during the same period.