Man arrested in murder of New Jersey teen in Jamaica

By Patrick Donachie

A Jamaica resident has been charged with murder in the shooting death of an 18-year-old man from New Jersey Saturday night in Jamaica, according to police.

Elvin Hernandez, 28, of 90-03 143rd St. faces a second-degree murder count and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the incident in which another man was wounded, the NYPD said

Police said that at about 7:29 p.m. Saturday, police from the 103rd Precinct responded to a 911 call about a man who had been shot near the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and Van Wyck Expressway. Upon arriving at the scene, they found two men with gunshot wounds. Albert Schaper, 18, from North Bergen, N.J., was shot in the chest and was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other man who was shot was not identified by police, but the NYPD said he was 31 years old and was shot in each arm. He was also taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

A GoFundMe page has been established in Schaper’s honor to help raise money for his family. As of Wednesday night, the campaign has reached nearly half of its $8,000 goal.

Reach reporter Patrick Donachie by e-mail at pdonachie@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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