S. Jamaica man dies in Xmas Day shooting: Cops

By Sarina Trangle

Two men turned themselves in Monday in connection with the death of a South Jamaica man, capping off a Christmas weekend marked by three shootings in the borough, the NYPD said.

The Police Department said Abu Quick, 23, of the Bronx, and Jamar Alexander, 25, of Richmond Hill, surrendered and were arrested and charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

The NYPD said the defendants became embroiled in a verbal dispute with James Bryant, 24, over a woman around 2:34 p.m. Christmas Day.

Paramedics found Bryant, of South Jamaica, on the corner of 126th Street and 89th Avenue in Richmond Hill, unconscious, unresponsive and with a single gunshot wound to the neck, the NYPD said.

Officers said he was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Quick’s and Alexander’s attorneys were not immediately known.

Police responded to a second shooting on Christmas in St. Albans.

The NYPD said a 24-year-old man took a bullet to the right leg after an argument ensued around 4:38 a.m. near Merrick Boulevard and Selover Road.

The victim was brought to Jamaica Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, cops said.

No arrests had been made as of Tuesday.

On Saturday, police rushed to South Ozone Park, where officers said a man got into an argument with two brothers inside a 131-22 140th St. bodega. One of the brothers, an 18-year-old, was standing outside the shop, when the third man whipped out a gun and shot him, the NYPD said.

He took off, chased by the 18-year-old’s sibling, but disappeared inside his residence, cops said.

Meanwhile, police said the 18-year-old was sent to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition.

Cops arrested Sharif Brown, 31, of South Ozone Park, and he was charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Brown’s lawyer was not immediately identified.

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle by e-mail at stran‌gle@c‌ngloc‌al.com or by phone at (718) 260–4546.

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