Two suspects remain at-large in fatal Jamaica August shooting: NYPD

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Cops are looking for these two suspects in the fatal shooting of a Jamaica man last summer. (NYPD)

The NYPD released new surveillance images on Thursday of two wanted men in a homicide investigation in the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica.

Detectives are looking for two suspects in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Julian Askew, who was gunned down during the early morning hours of Friday, August 5, and succumbed to his injuries more than three months later.

Askew got into a heated argument with two men outside a deli on Waltham Street near the intersection of Tuskegee Airmen Way in Jamaica just after 1 a.m. One of his assailants pulled out a .40 caliber handgun and shot Askew in his chest in front of an apartment building at 106-17 Waltham St. The two suspects drove away from the crime scene in a gray four-door sedan.

EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed him to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in critical condition.
Askew was recuperating at his home on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard near 109th Avenue when he took a turn for the worse on Monday, Nov. 14, police said.

He was taken to Queens Hospital in Jamaica, where he died later that day, and the investigation was reclassified as a homicide. There have been no arrests, and the investigation is ongoing.

The NYPD put out video surveillance of the two suspects from inside the deli on the night of the fatal shooting and described them as being 25 to 30 years old. One was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black shorts, and black Crocs. The other suspect wore a light blue T-shirt, black shorts, a dark hat worn backward, and white and blue sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.