Deer Park Murder Suspect Arrested

Jhamek Daniels
Jhamek Daniels

A suspect was arrested Tuesday for allegedly killing a 25-year-old man and wounding another man in a shooting outside of a bar in Deer Park last year, Suffolk County police said.

Jhamek Daniels was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.

Homicide Squad detectives alleged that the 23-year-old Brentwood man fatally shot Jean Yves, of Wyandanch, in the parking lot of the Night Owl Lounge on Long Island Avenue at 2:22 a.m. on Jan.16, 2014. A second man identified as 23-year-old Javonne Mimms was wounded in the shooting, police said.

The victims were taken to a local hospital, where Yves died and Mimms was treated for a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police had said at the times that the two victims were in a Cadillac that pulled into the parking lot when two people in a group standing outside fired several shots at the vehicle. On Wednesday, police said they were still investigating whether there was a second shooter. The group that the suspect was with fled in two vehicles, authorities said. A third person in the victims’ vehicle was not struck by the gunfire.

Police had also said at the time that they were investigating whether the shooting was gang-related. Upon the arrest of Daniels, investigators said that the shooting stemmed from a prior dispute at the bar. Investigators did not say what led them to Daniels.

Daniels will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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