Man Shot Dead By Accomplice During Robbery Attempt
By Theodore Parisienne Posted – 4:05PM / Updated 10:53PM
24yr old Tyrell Simms was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital after he was accidentally shot in the head by his 46yr old accomplice when both men attempted to rob a 38yr old man outside of the New York City Housing Authority South Jamaica Houses Complex at 106-06 160th Street in Queens.
Simms, who authorities said lives in Brooklyn, and his cohort were committing the brazen act in broad daylight, at about 1:13PM, but their dastardly actions did not work out in their favor.
NYPD Officers were quickly on scene and gave chase to the fleeing 46yr old accomplice, nabbing him just a few blocks away.
A black semi automatic handgun, with its’ serial number clearly visible, was recovered by Cops just half a block away from the shooting. The 38yr old man who was targeted by the pair managed to escape the ordeal without any injuries.
According to the NYPD, charges are expected to be laid against the arrested accomplice.