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The man who fatally shot a Jamaica man over the weekend has been arrested.

Niheen Donigan, 36, was fatally shot in the head while standing with a group of people at the corner of 109th Avenue and 171st Street at about 2:18 a.m. on Sunday morning, Oct. 30. The motive for the shooting remains unclear.


According to police, Donigan, who resided on 110th Avenue in Jamaica, was among the group when the unidentified shooter began firing.

Officers from the 103rd Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Donigan was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. No other injuries were reported.

Law enforcement records revealed that Donigan had been convicted of first-degree manslaughter in April 2002 for his role in a deadly shooting a year earlier. The Times-Ledger reported that Donigan allegedly shot Aswald Walker, 28, at the corner of 107th Avenue and 160th Street in Jamaica on April 14, 2001 during a dispute over drugs.

Donigan served 10 years for the manslaughter conviction before he was released on parole in July 2012, according to the state Department of Corrections.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, police arrested Moses Blake, following an active investigation. He was charged with one count of murder second degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of false personation.

Anyone with information regarding Sunday’s deadly shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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