Boy, 15, charged with murder for shooting death in Manhattan’s East Village

By ELLEN MOYNIHANWES PARNELL and JOHN ANNESE  |  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder for the shooting death of a man in Manhattan’s East Village, cops said Sunday.

Qadar Marshall, accompanied by his sister, turned himself in at the 9th Precinct stationhouse Saturday for the slaying of 26-year-old Tyrell Williams, authorities said.

Williams, a father of two, was hanging out on the corner of E. 13th St and Avenue A when Marshall, accompanied by two friends, allegedly walked up and fired four rounds about 1:20 a.m. Oct. 11.

Struck in the chest, Williams was able to drag himself across 13th St., leaving a trail of blood, before collapsing next to a Citi Bike station. Medics rushed him to Mount Sinai Beth Israel, but he could not be saved.

Video showed the killer and two friends in a deli, moments earlier, wiping their hands with sanitizer.

“It’s hard right now,” the victim’s mother, Lashonda Williams, 45, told the Daily News after her son’s death. “It’s very difficult for me right now. That’s my only son.”

Police sources said the shooting may have been gang-related and that Williams, who lived less than a mile from where he was shot, belonged to a local group called the YG Bloods.

At the teen’s arraignment Sunday, Assistant District Attorney Shira Arnow said there appeared to be no previous connection between Williams and Marshall or his friends.

Tyrell Williams, a father of two, was hanging out on the on the corner of E. 13th St and Avenue A when Marshall, accompanied by two friends, allegedly walked up and fired four rounds about 1:20 a.m. Oct. 11th.

Tyrell Williams, a father of two, was hanging out on the on the corner of E. 13th St and Avenue A when Marshall, accompanied by two friends, allegedly walked up and fired four rounds about 1:20 a.m. Oct. 11th. (Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News)

The prosecutor said they tried to talk with Williams twice, and both times he kept walking away from them. Then, without provocation, Marshall pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Williams from 15 feet away, she said.

“He quickly lost consciousness, he quickly lost blood and he quickly lost his life,” Arnow said, adding thst afterward, the teen continued to wander the city with his friends for several hours.

“He didn’t get home until 5 in the morning,” Arnow said. “This young man has no structure.”

Marshall was charged with murder and criminal possession of a firearm.

Police recovered Marshall’s home the gun and clothes he wore during the shooting, the prosecutor said, suggesting his parents tried to help him flee justice. Arnow said Marshall’s parents bought him an e-ticket for travel, but something went wrong with the transaction.

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