By Naeisha Rose
Two suspects were arrested in the May 27 murder of Noel Samuels, who was shot in the head in South Jamaica, police said.
Samuels, who lived in Hollis, was shot near 120th Avenue and 140th Street around 11 p.m., according to the 113th Precinct. EMS was dispatched and took Samuels to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead the same day, police said.
The suspects, both from the South Jamaica area, were arrested June 3 and identified by police as Michael Myers, 52 and Brady Hollenquest, 53.
The suspects were charged with murder in the second degree, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the criminal complaint from Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office.
Hollenquest, was also charged with two more counts of criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence as well as “unlawful possession of marijuana,” the DA said.
Detective James Zozzarro of the 113th Precinct said in the criminal complaint there is video surveillance footage of Hollenquest shooting Samuels “in the head with a loaded firearm, thereby causing his death.” The complaint also said Hollenquest admitted to tampering with evidence, murder, having a revolver and the possession of drugs that were found in his place at 117-44 at 140th St. by Detective Jessica Romance. The police had a search warrant issued by a judge in the Queens Criminal Court.
Romance found a .38 caliber cartridge in Hollenquest’s living room floor and later discovered 41 glassine envelopes of heroin and 18 glassine envelopes of marijuana in the upstairs bedroom, according to the complaint.
Hollenquest was arraigned June 3 and is to appear in court on June 19, according to Brown’s office. Myers has not been arraigned as of yet.