Rockaway man gets 25 years for shooting death of witness

Shytique Kelly was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the killing of a witness who testified against him in an earlier case, the DA said. Jazmin Guillebeaux, whose head is bowed, was sentenced to two to six years in prison for driving the getaway car in the murder case, according to Richard Brown. Photo by Ellis Kaplan
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A Far Rockaway man Tuesday received the maximum prison sentence of 25 years for the shooting death of a witness who testified againsthim in an earlier case, the Queens DA said.

Shytique Kelly, 22, of 444 Beach 58th St. in Averne, pleaded guilty last month to first-degree manslaughter, according to the DA’s office.

Kelly admitted to approaching Tysheen Coakley, 21, and two other individuals one evening in May 2012 at the intersection of 110th Avenue and 160th Street in South Jamaica, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Coakley had testified against Kelly in an earlier robbery case, according to the DA.

In pleading guilty, Kelly admitted to firing in the direction of the group and hitting Coakley in the chest, the DA said.

Prosecutors also said Kelly violated an order of protection that Coakley had filed against him after he had threatened to kill him in 2011 and that Kelly had forced another witness to swear falsely to an affidavit because the witness feared repercussion.

Kelly was arrested three days after he killed Coakley when police found him hiding in a closet with a loaded two-shot derringer pistol — the murder weapon — above him on a shelf, prosecutors said.

He initially faced charges of murder, attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, contempt and tampering with a witness, the DA said last year,

His girlfriend, Jazmin Guillebeaux, 21, of 148-03 Huxley St., was sentenced to two to six years in prison after she pleaded guilty last month to first-degree hindering prosecution, Brown said. The Rosedale woman, who had faced charges of murder and criminal facilitation, admitted to driving Kelly to and from the crime scene to make a getaway, according to the DA’s office.

“The sentences imposed today serve as an example of our commitment to protect the integrity of the criminal justice system,” Brown said. “Both defendants will serve significant time behind bars for the role that each played in the death of a young man.”

Kelly’s attorney could not be reached. Guillebeaux’s attorney declined to comment.

Reach reporter Bianca Fortis by email at or by phone at 718-260-4546.

Posted 7:00 pm, July 25, 2013
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gNYC from USA says:
Thank you DA Richard Brown!!! Thank you so much. I hope you little demons read this. I want you to know, NYPD will get you, sooner or later. You can hide all you want, but you demons of our society, will get caught. Keep shooting out the windows from the South Jamaica projects and keep jumping people and robbing and stalking, selling drugs, being influenced by the miserable adults and keep making peoples lives, a living hell to live there. YOU WILL GET CAUGHT!! SNAKES!! RACIST PARASITES OF SOUTH JAMAICA PROJECTS!!!!!! YOU WILL ALL GO DOWN! YOU TAKE A LIFE, YOU GET LIFE!!!! Its not over. Thete are more guns and more demons, that WILL GET YOURS!!!!!! You dont want to stop your illegal activities, well NYPD will stop it. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! I know the rest of you, will get caught, REAL SOON. REAL —— SH**!!!! LMAO
July 28, 2013, 12:14 pm
gNYC from USA says:
Jazmine Guillebeux, you should of got life, ——!! Cant hide now. You are caught!! I hope you both get what you deserve in jail. You are NOBODY!!! You are losers and miserable little DEMONS!! Rot in hell!! I hope you both die in jail. Good for you!!! LMAO!! Thank you NYPD for cleaning our streets of these parasites. The work is not done, yet. There are more demons, and they are scheming for there next victims. The illegal activities continue but I have faith in you NYPD!! I believe more are involved in knowingwhat happend. NYPD keep your eyes open, for those bullets being shot out the windows of the DOUTH JAMAICA PROJECTS.
July 28, 2013, 12:24 pm
Dlife from Queens says:
Thank you for exposing their addressess. Just like they hide and run, if ever you get out of jail, I pray to god, you get what you dished out!! Cant hide now. Punks!!! LMAO!!!
July 28, 2013, 3:27 pm
Shelly from Cincinnati says:
Girl you stupid for taking dude around to kill somebody im not taking the fall for or with nobody u shoulda got dam near the same sentence he got smdh im sick an tired of this black on black crime!!
July 30, 2013, 5:51 pm
Shelly from Cincinnati says:
What kind of name does dude have?? That's a name for a girl wth lmao maybe he had to prove he was aan by using a pistol oh my bad he was hiding in a closet jus like a the girl name he has
July 30, 2013, 5:58 pm
grr from queens says:
@Shelly: Im tired to of the violence too. He was so big and bad, that, when they found him, he was hiding in a closet. Maybe he got tired of people making fun of his name, and to prove he wasnt gay like his name, he killed someone. Now he is really going to be gay in the slammer. Lmao. This is what happens when you hit and run.
July 30, 2013, 11:22 pm
awake from queens says:
we age but see why we are all still called children
Aug. 1, 2013, 2:07 pm
awake from queens says:
gnyc maybe the caucasian race could teach the youth of south jamaica to rob the system like them so there isnt face to face human violence, those who rob the system more have safer neighborhoods, you get it now humans smh 2013 stop the i dont know how life is like this, sad if colored people were in charge the white people would be treated like family , fun and love
Aug. 1, 2013, 2:21 pm
End gang violence from Brooklyn says:
Justice has been don't yet the gangs that these two young men belonged to still exist until we stop these gang leaders in there tracks I'm afraid we will have yet more bloodshed in our community.
Aug. 7, 2013, 12:29 pm
Anonymous from Jamaica,Queens says:
Jazmin was my best friend in middle school, her mom told my dad we couldn't hang out because I was a bad influence. I have a college degree now and I'm going to med school. And look where she is. Oh the tables have turned. And the same woman who raised her is going to raise her son. What a shame.
Aug. 17, 2013, 12:51 pm
khalif from sourh Jamaica queens says:
First of all u ppl talking bad Abt by cuzin Sha Kelly don't knw Wat the —— is behind Wat happen, I feel 4 the family but u live by the gun u die by the gun, u live wit the choice u make, n sometimes ur put in a ——edup situation where u have 2 make a life r death choice, n I see nypd do it n get away wit it, look at the history, but he was defending his life, n he shouldn't have been convicted, so —— ALL OF U!!! N GET A LIFE!
Oct. 18, 2013, 1:29 am
Halley from Brooklyn Heights says:
His last name is Kelly. Jasmine most likely didn't know what was going on he took advantage of that situation. People commit crimes all the time the guy that got murdered testified against Shytique when he indeed had gotten in trouble with the law so basically he threw Shy. Under the bus. I'm not going to say he got what he deserved but people always when they get in trouble with the law they want to snitch somebody out so they could be free and so they can ruin other peoples lives
Jan. 17, 2016, 7:11 pm

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