Hollywood actor, Isaiah Stokes, has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge, the Queens County, New York, District Attorney’s Office has revealed.
Stokes, 41, an actor who appeared in ”Power’ and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” is accused of firing a gun into a parked car in Jamaica, Queens, on February 7, hitting Tyrone Jones, according to the district attorney’s office news release.
Tyrone Jones, 37, died from his injuries, the news release adds.
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According to the district attorney’s office, surveillance footage of the incident allegedly shows Stokes “exiting a vehicle parked near the intersection of Linden Boulevard and 200th Street and then approaching the driver’s side window of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee” before firing into the car.
If convicted, Stokes faces up to 25 years to life in prison, according to the DA’s office.
“Gun violence is all too prevalent in our neighbourhoods. We will not allow it to become the norm,” District Attorney Melinda Katz said in the release, calling it a “brazen afternoon shooting.”
Stokes was arraigned Friday on one count of murder in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
Stokes’ next court date is scheduled for Monday, July 19.
Stokes has appeared in a number of television shows since 2006, including “Rescue Me,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Americans,” according to IMDB.com. He most recently appeared in the series “Power” in 2019.