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New Jersey man busted in fatal shooing of school safety agent outside Astoria nightclub: NYPD

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The NYPD arrested a New Jersey man who was charged in the fatal shooting of a school safety agent outside a Steinway Street nightclub in Astoria last December. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

The NYPD arrested a New Jersey man in connection to the fatal shooting of a school safety agent outside a Steinway Street nightclub in Astoria last year.

Quasawn Williams, 29, of Guttenburg, was taken into custody Wednesday, March 9, and arraigned that evening before Queens Supreme Court Justice Toni Cimino on attempted murder in the second degree and other crimes in the Dec. 23, 2021, shooting that erupted outside the Stiletto Lounge that killed 27-year-old Mye Johnson, an NYPD school safety agent from Bushwick, Brooklyn.

The victim was celebrating her birthday with a twin sister who was also wounded in the hail of gunfire along with one of their friends.

Astoria shooting
The NYPD arrested a New Jersey man who was charged in the fatal shooting of a school safety agent outside a Steinway Street nightclub in Astoria last December. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria responded to a 911 call about the gunfire just after 4 a.m. and discovered Johnson with multiple gunshot wounds to her torso and leg. EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed the single mother of a 7-year-old son to nearby Mount Sinai Queens Hospital, where she died a short time later.

Johnson’s twin sister was shot in her left knee and the 27-year-old friend was wounded in his rear end and left shoulder. They were transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center in stable condition

Williams was also charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and was remanded. His next court date is March 21.

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