South Jamaica man charged in fatal 2012 shooting: NYPD

Police tape hangs on a fence along Ring Place in South Jamaica, where a man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the torso in 2012. Photo by Christina Santucci
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SOUTH JAMAICA — Police said Friday officers had arrested a 30-year-old South Jamaica man in the slaying of a 22-year-old near Roy Wilkins Park in April 2012.

Nearly two years after police were called to the corner of Ring Place and 118th Avenue, the NYPD said it had identified the victim found slumped behind the driver’s seat of a white 2011 Dodge Charter with a bullet wound in his right torso and made an arrest.

Police said Sydney London, 22, of Springfield Gardens, crashed into an empty, parked SUV after he was shot in the torso April 11, 2012. He was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, according to the NYPD.

Late Friday night, police announced officers arrested Sekwan Carter, 30, of South Jamaica, and charged him with second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Posted 1:45 pm, March 15, 2014
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Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
South Jamaica, it figures, the land of savages. They should throw a big wall around it like "Escape from New York". The area would be better off keeping those low life bottom of the barrel folks away from the rest of Jamaica.

Better yet, bulldoze the whole area down and put up some nice expensive housing (non-rental), so those dregs of society cannot come back.
March 15, 2014, 4:07 pm
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
The other alternative is for our useless elected leaders to pick one day a month and actually walk on foot for a few hours in South Jamaica noting the horrible conditions there and see for themselves exactly just how people are living there (and take one of the ministers from the several churches there).

Then come up with an action plan how to make that area better for the people instead of totally ignoring the situation. I mean what do you expect if you just let an area deteriorate without lending a helping hand.
March 16, 2014, 7:25 am
p from southeast queens says:
i dont know joe...i dont see this terible wasteland your always talking about...honestly to me jamaica is a beautiful neighborhood besides downtown for obvious reasons but i i never see trash all over the place..i dont see as many abondoned homes as i used to back in the day in the late 70s and 80s..ppl from brooklyn and the bronx that visit me always tell me how nice and pretty my neighborhood is so i dunno man, i dont see what you see..yes theres crime here, you cant avoid crime in new york city no matter were you go
March 16, 2014, 9:50 am
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
p from southeast queens says:

i dont know joe...i dont see this terible wasteland your always talking about...honestly to me jamaica is a beautiful neighborhood


Well sure there are parts that are nice and clean like parts of St. Albans, Addisleigh Park and pockets of other places, like Springfield Gardens and Laurelton.

I mean what, I am doing photo-shop on all the photos, especially the ones in South Jamaica, places like South Road, 165th Street, 164th Street, 107t, 108th, Merrick Blvd, Jamaica Ave, Hillside Ave and other parts . Photos do not lie.

Now don't get me wrong I think that Jamaica could be very nice and like I said some parts are really nice, but others have a major garbage problem compared to other parts of Queens, like say Forest Hills or Kew Gardens which are next door.

But especially that one section of South Jamaica behind York College is pretty bad garbage wise. Way too many garbage strewn vacant lots, abandoned homes, abandoned cars, etc/

But believe me Jamaica has much potential, it certainly back in the 40,s and 50's and part of the 60's. Hopefully it will get back on track again.
March 16, 2014, 5:56 pm
Mimi from Jamaica says:
This is for Joe. For your information, I am a tax paying citizen who works everyday, who happens to live on this block where this occurred. I remember when this young man lost his life.. Since you are so disgusted with Jamaica Queens, do us all a favor & stop commenting on every freakin story posted here. Or start commenting on the stories happening in the slums of Long Island where you & your savages live.. I've seen enough of your racist toned comments.. Bigot!
Nov. 3, 2015, 3:09 pm
Ikiesha Al-Shabazz, Esq from South Jamaica says:
He was acquitted of all charges yesterday!!! Lets see them print that!!! The media has the power to influence. They report all the negative images and stories about these communities and the people in them, but they never tell the stories of VICTORY!!! Mr. Carter was found Not Guilty of all counts yeaterday in Queens Supreme Court!
Jan. 28, 2016, 10:59 am

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