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Brooklyn man charged in Baisley Park murder: DA

A Brooklyn man was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the Baisley Park murder of Raymond Rue of South Jamaica.
By Naeisha Rose

Walter Ware, 46, a Brooklyn man was charged in the Baisley Park murder of Raymond Rue of South Jamaica last week. Ware has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon

On May 16, just steps away from his apartment in the Baisley Park housing project Rue, 41, was shot in the head at 2 a.m., according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Surveillance video shows the defendant raise a firearm toward the victim’s head and fire at least one shot, according to Brown.

The surveillance video also showed another individual, whom the police said they were still on the lookout for, according to the criminal complaint filed by the DA.

“This is another senseless act of gun violence in our community,” said Brown. “The defendant in this case is charged with shooting a 41-year-old man in the hallway of the apartment in which he lived.”

Rue lived on the second floor of the housing complex.

Detective James Zozzaro of the 113th Precinct conducted the investigation into the murder. Ware was arraigned May 22 and ordered to return to court May 24.

If convicted, Ware faces up to 25 years to life in prison.

“This kind of brutality will not be tolerated. The defendant now faces the possibility of spending the rest of his life behind bars,” said Brown.

Reach reporter Naeisha Rose by e-mail at nrose@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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