Detectives slapped the cuffs on a Brooklyn man Thursday accused of fatally shooting a Jamaica man more than two months ago near the victim’s residence, police announced.
Teimel Morris, 22, of Baltic Street is charged with shooting Edward Harris, 28, of 159th Street on the night of May 6 in the vicinity of Union Hall Street between 107th and 108th avenues.
According to police sources, Harris — who lived a short distance away — was walking through the area at about 9:13 p.m. that evening when Morris allegedly walked up to him, pulled out a firearm and shot him twice in the head. After pulling the trigger, Morris fled the scene northbound on Union Hall Street.
Authorities did not disclose a possible motive for the shooting, which remains under investigation. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said Morris was an “acquaintance” of Harris.
Officers from the 103rd Precinct and EMS units discovered the wounded and unconscious Harris on the street. Paramedics rushed Harris to Jamaica Hospital, where he died of his injuries on May 12.
Morris was charged on July 14 with murder and criminal possession of a firearm. He was ordered held without bail and to return to court on July 19. If convicted, Morris faces up to 25 years to life behind bars.
“This case is tragically another example of a young life being lost to the senselessness of gun violence,” Brown said in a statement Thursday afternoon. “By [Morris’] alleged lethal actions, he has shown himself to have a complete disregard for human life and is therefore a danger to society.”