Isaiah Stokes: “Law & Order: SVU” guest actor charged with murdering man in “brazen afternoon shootout,” according to Queens DA
Stokes, 41, is accused of firing a gun at a parked car in Jamaica, Queens on February 7, hitting Tyrone Jones, according to the press release from the prosecutor’s office.
Jones, 37, died of his injuries, he added.
“Gun violence is all too prevalent in our neighborhoods. We will not allow it to become the norm,” District Attorney Melinda Katz said in the statement, calling it “a brazen afternoon shot. “.
Stokes was arraigned Friday on one count of second degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a second degree weapon.
CNN has reached out to Stokes and his representation for comment. It is not known if he has a defense attorney.
Surveillance footage of the incident allegedly showed Stokes “exiting a parked vehicle near the intersection of Linden Boulevard and 200th Street, and then approaching the driver’s side window, according to the district attorney’s office. of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee “before pulling into the car.
If convicted, Stokes faces up to 25 years in life, according to the prosecutor’s office. Stokes’ next court date is scheduled for Monday, July 19.