The NYPD makes a second arrest on July 4th. Double homicide in Brooklyn; the suspect fled to Georgia
Police said Saturday that the second of two shooters accused of the July 4 deli bloodbath that killed two and wounded a third was detained in Georgia.
Daishon Wons, 22, was tracked to his home in Columbus, Georgia by the NYPD Violent Crime Squad. On Wednesday, he was taken into custody.
Police escorted the Queens resident back to New York late Friday night. He is accused of murder.
Vons and another gunman opened fire on a group of people at a grocery store on Loring Avenue near Drew Street in East New York, Brooklyn, around 11:35 p.m. July 4, police said.
Suleiman Odunfa, 21, was shot in the head and died on the spot.
Medics took 19-year-old Amir Green with a neck wound to Brookdale University Hospital, where he later died. The third victim, an 18-year-old man, was shot in the upper body and survived.
Prosecutors allege that before the shooting, Vons and another shooter, Malachi Kirkland, had an argument with the three victims. Vons shot Odunfu while Kirkland shot Greene and the surviving victim, police said.
Kirkland was captured at the scene. The police found him hiding in the back room when they arrived. At arraignment, he was ordered to be held without bail and is being held on Rikers Island.
Wons ran away. By the time the police identified him, he had already fled the state.
Police seized three handguns at the scene.
Investigators believe the shooting was gang-related. According to the police, Kirkland is a member of the gang. Wons’ gang affiliation was not immediately disclosed.
According to the police, Odunfa was a member of the gang.
Green had no gang ties or arrest records, police said. His family was devastated by his senseless death.
“This is my grandson. He was very sweet and loved everyone. Graduated from high school, just entered college and started working,” a woman who opened the door of a family member’s home in Brooklyn told the Daily News at the time. “I’m exhausted, I’m just exhausted. Too many crimes.”
Green’s mom was too upset to talk to the reporter, but in a Facebook post, she mourned her loss.
“I am so broken,” she wrote. “What is life without my son!”
A woman who identified herself as Odunfa’s girlfriend posted photos on social media of them hugging, with a lengthy message confessing her love and grief.
“I really want you to tell me this is a joke,” wrote a woman who identified herself as Kayla Lee on social networks.
“I love you so much. I’m so sorry this happened to you. You didn’t deserve this. I wish I could at least say goodbye and feel your touch again, my love. Our 1 year anniversary will be next Monday, I really don’t know what Ima would do without you.”
Wons was expected to be indicted in Brooklyn Criminal Court on Saturday.
The incident culminated in a wild celebration in which 21 people were shot and killed in the city, police said.
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