Murder suspect extradited back to Queens

Victor Ocasio, the suspect in a Fourth of July triple shooting, has been extradited back to New York from Pennsylvania.
TimesLedger Newspapers
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like TimesLedger on Facebook.

The suspect in a triple shooting in Jamaica over the July 4 holiday was nabbed in Pennsylvania earlier month and after being extradited back to New York, he will have to face nine criminal charges in the death of two people and the wounding of a third, according to police.

Jamaica resident Victor Ocasio, 28, was charged with murder, attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment for allegedly shooting into a crowd of eight, which included three children, with a semi-automatic weapon at a residence located at 107th Avenue and 170th Street in Jamaica, according to the Queens DA’s office.

The victims of the shooting included Jasmine Quattlebaum, 27, who was fatally struck once in the head; Herman Mullings, who was hit three times in the back; and a second man who survived being struck in the right elbow area, but still suffers from severe nerve and tissue damage, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Quattlebaum was dead at the scene and Mullings succumbed to his injuries at a nearby Queens hospital.

“A festive summer evening was marred by the senseless shooting deaths of two innocent young individuals – a man and a mother of two – and the wounding of a second man who suffered severe nerve and tissue damage,” Brown said. “On the run since this heinous act, the alleged perpetrator has now been captured, returned to New York and is facing the possibility of life behind bars without the possibility of parole.”

Assistant District Attorney George Farrugia, the director of Extraditions and Renditions,handled Ocasio’s extradition, according to Brown.

Ocasio is being held without bail and must return to court Nov. 29, according to Brown.

Reach reporter Naeisha Rose by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

Posted 12:00 am, November 27, 2017
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like TimesLedger on Facebook.

Reader feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.


Do you know an immigrant in Queens who has made an impact on the community? Nominate a person who has made a difference for the 2018 Queens Ambassador Awards.
Community News Group

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with the stories people are talking about in your neighborhood:

Optional: Help us tailor our newsletters to you!