Sunday, August 1, 2021

Actor Isaiah Stokes Indicted for Fatal Shooting of New York City Man

Isaiah Stokes

*Actor Isaiah Stokes was indicted by a Queens, N.Y. grand jury for murder on Friday. 

As reported by Variety, Stokes is accused of fatally shooting a man who sat in a parked car in Jamaica, Queens in February. The victim, Tyrone Jones, 37, later died from the injuries. 

Here’s more from the report:

According to the charges, video surveillance footage from Feb. 7 showed the defendant exit a vehicle, approach the driver-side window of a Jeep Grand Cherokee and allegedly fire 11 gunshots into the car, which fatally injured Tyrone Jones, a 37-year-old man from Queens Village. Law enforcement did not report on any sort of motive behind the shooting.

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“The defendant is accused of unloading nearly eleven shots during this brazen afternoon shooting,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a press release. “Gun violence is all too prevalent in our neighborhoods. We will not allow it to become the norm.”

Stokes 41, was charged with second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. 

He faces 25 years to life in prison.

Stokes has appeared in a number of network and premium cable staple dramas, including “Rescue Me,” “The Americans,” “Louie” and “Blue Bloods.” His credits also include “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Boardwalk Empire” and, most recently, “Power.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.



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