A second suspect has been arrested for his alleged role in a shooting that killed a 25-year-old man and wounded a second victim in Deer Park last year, Suffolk County police said.
Demar Rose, 27, of Deer Park, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder. Another suspect, 23-year-old Jhamek Daniels of Brentwood, was arrested three weeks ago in the same case. Daniels has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.
Homicide Squad detectives alleged that Daniels and Rose 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 time 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. The group that the suspects were 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.
Rose will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip. Daniels, who was denied bail, is due back in court March 11.