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Early Saturday morning, Nomar Anderson, 28, was killed outside a Caribbean restaurant at 109-25 Merrick Blvd., police said. The next morning Jamal Greene, 31, was shot outside a house on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and 108th Avenue and died after EMS took him to Mary Immaculate Hospital, police said."Of course, I'm scared. I haven't gotten any sleep since it happened," said Sara Andujar, who heard the gunshots during Sunday's homicide while she was in her residence near the crime scene.The shootings were not related to each other, according to police. Later Sunday afternoon, police arrested Omo Deokoro, 30, of 766 Ocean Ave. in Brooklyn, in connection with Anderson's murder.Anderson's family said they did not know Deokoro, whom police said was charged with murder and criminal use of a firearm, and could not fathom why he allegedly shot Anderson."I don't think he ever had any enemies because he was free and outgoing," said Anderson's mother, Marcia Waltin-Forbes.Police said they discovered Anderson's body shortly before 3 a.m., lying on the sidewalk opposite the apartment building where he lived with his family. They declared him dead on arrival due to gunshot wounds to his torso. Waltin-Forbes recalled that her son was hanging out across the street at Loretta's West Indian American Cuisine & Bar with a group of friends the night before."They were there singing karaoke," she said. "They'd go there all the time."The restaurant's owner did not comment on the homicide.Anderson, who was born on the island of Jamaica, came to Queens when he was 5 and later attended Hillcrest High School, according to his mother. He worked at a car rental service at the time of his death, Waltin-Forbes said.Anderson is survived by his father, brother and sister, in addition to his mother. He was also the father of a 9-year-old boy named Nashiek.Waltin-Forbes said her son was a lady's man and always dressed and acted classy with his friends. Some of them gathered at the spot where he was killed and created a small candlelight memorial.Anderson's younger sister, Samarah Forbes, 15, was grateful that the police worked quickly to solve her brother's murder."I feel good. I'm just happy they caught him," she said.Police did not name any suspects or make any arrests in Sunday's murder of Greene, which they said occurred after 5 a.m., but several officers from the 103rd Precinct and Crime Scene squad spent most of Easter morning combing the crime scene and talking to neighbors.They placed a dozen bullet markers near a pair of bloody jeans at the site where the murder took place."I was asleep when I heard the gunshots," Andujar, the Jamaica resident, said. "I heard some lady shout out, 'Help me, help me.' "Police said Greene lived a block away from where he was killed. Anyone with information on Sunday's homicide is urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.Reach reporter Ivan Pereira by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 146.
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