UPDATE: Second suspect now in custody for fatally shooting man in south Queens home

Eric Assanah Jr. was found dead inside his South Ozone Park home on Dec. 11.
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Detectives have collared a second man involved in the deadly shooting of a 21-year-old man inside his South Ozone Park home on Sunday afternoon.

Law enforcement sources said Jonathan Chan, 21, of Van Wyck Expressway in Jamaica and Shamar Daley, 21, of Sutter Avenue in South Ozone Park have been booked on murder and burglary charges for the Dec. 11 killing of Eric Assanah Jr.

Police said Assanah Jr. was found unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his torso inside his residence on 135th Place near 133rd Avenue at about 12:22 p.m. on Dec. 11.

According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Chan, Daley and two other suspects entered the home just after noon on Sunday and went to a first-floor bedroom where Assanah was lying in bed with his girlfriend.

Chan allegedly shot Assanah in the chest, then fled with the other suspects. Prosecutors said that Chan had allegedly threatened to kill Assanah hours before the shooting if the victim didn’t pay him a sum of money.

Officers from the 106th Precinct and EMS units responded to the location after receiving a 911 call about the shooting. Assanah’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.


The investigation is ongoing.

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