Southeast Queens residents Richard Davenport and Neville Brown were sentenced on manslaughter charges in connection with four fatal shootings that took place in South Richmond Hill and Ozone Park between 2015 and 2018, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on Friday, Jan. 13.
Davenport, 46, of 139th Street in Jamaica, and Brown, 42, of 197th Street in Hollis, each pleaded guilty in November to two counts of manslaughter in the first degree before Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise. Davenport and Brown each pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a third fatal shooting, while Davenport pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a fourth fatal shooting.
According to the charges, security camera footage from Jan. 16, 2018, shows a Mercedes Benz stopped on 105th Street near 135th Street in South Richmond Hill at roughly 9:30 p.m. Davenport is seen exiting the vehicle, approaching Omaree Morrison, 19, as he walked along 135th Avenue, and fatally shooting Morrison.
A month earlier, according to the charges, on Dec. 19, 2017, at around 3 a.m., Brown was driving the same Mercedes Benz, with Davenport in the front passenger seat when he passed a Cadillac Escalade parked on 125th Street and Atlantic Avenue in South Richmond Hill several times. Security camera video shows the Mercedes parking and later Davenport and Brown getting out and approaching the Cadillac from opposite sides. Davenport is then seen firing several rounds into the vehicle, striking Dail Ramessar, 21. Both defendants are seen driving away from the crime scene in the Mercedes. Ramessar later died at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
On July 15, 2016, at around 12:10 a.m., according to the charges, Raaid Ali, 22, was seated in the driver’s seat of his parked car in front of a residence at 107-60 114th St. in South Richmond Hill, when Davenport approached the vehicle and shot Ali multiple times in his torso, fatally wounding him. Davenport fled in a vehicle driven by Brown.
In a similar shooting on Oct. 4, 2015, Davenport shot victim Vickiram Ramlogan, 27, multiple times while he was seated in his car parked in front of his home at 111-21 120th St. in South Ozone Park, at approximately 8:15 p.m.
Justice Aloise sentenced Davenport to a combined total of 29 years in prison, consisting of consecutive 14.5-year sentences, and Brown to 15 years imprisonment.
“Two very dangerous men are going to prison for a long time and the streets of Queens will be safer as a result,” Katz said. “My number one priority will continue to be getting illegal guns and those who use them, off our streets.”