UPDATE: Detectives collar suspect involved in a deadly Long Island City shooting

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UPDATED Dec. 5, 5:05 p.m.

Security camera footage helped detectives track down a teenager who allegedly shot a 20-year-old man to death on a Long Island City street on Saturday afternoon, police announced.

Javyn McNish, 19, of 21st Street in Long Island City was charged on Dec. 4 with second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the Dec. 2 shooting.

At 4:04 p.m. that afternoon, officers from the 114th Precinct responded to a 911 call about the gunfire at the corner of 36th Avenue and 14th Street, near the Ravenswood Houses.

Law enforcement sources said the responding officers found Jerrel Lewis of 12th Street in Long Island City unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his torso.

Paramedics rushed Lewis to Mount Sinai Queens Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

During their investigation, police noted, detectives recovered video footage connecting McNish to the crime. He was subsequently identified through eyewitness accounts.

The motive for the crime is unknown and under investigation, law enforcement sources said.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that McNish was ordered held without bail and to return to court on Dec. 18. He faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

“The senseless killing of this young man is another example of why my office remains vigilant in the fight to rid the streets of Queens County of illegal firearms,” Brown said in a statement. “The defendant showed no respect for human life when he viciously shot a 20-year-old man who had a long life ahead of him. He will be vigorously prosecuted.”

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