Quantcast

Man faces murder charge after plowing car into crowd

Screenshot via ABC New York

Updated Monday, Nov. 10, 4:44 p.m. 

A man intentionally plowed his car into a crowd outside a baby shower in Laurelton Saturday night, killing one man and critically injuring two others, police said.

Kevin Weekes, 21, is facing murder, assault and other charges after a wild fight spilled out onto the sidewalk at the corner of Merrick Boulevard and 225th Street about 8:30 p.m.

Moments earlier, Weekes had fought with partygoers at the baby shower, police said. He left the shower, jumped into his Nissan Altima, made a U-turn, accelerated and drove it into the crowd that was gathered outside.

A 20-year-old man, Kevin Lewis, was pinned underneath the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A 19-year-old woman with back and neck injuries and a 21-year-old woman with head and leg injuries were taken to Jamaica Hospital. They were both listed in critical condition.

Witnesses and family members said the three victims were not involved in the original dispute at the baby shower, according to published reports.

After running the three over, Weekes jumped out of his car and fled on foot, according to police.

At some point in the evening, Weekes was stabbed, but police did not know if he was stabbed during the fight or in the aftermath of the car crash.

He was later arrested at his home and taken to the hospital.

Weekes, who is still hospitalized, was waiting to be arraigned Monday afternoon on charges of second-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an incident where a death occurred.

It was not immediately clear if the man who stabbed him would also be charged.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

 

More from Around New York