News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 17, 2018: A 30-year-old man has been charged with murdering a Caribbean-roots, NYC correction officer.
Gifford Hunter, 30, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority, (MTA), bus maintenance worker of St. Albans Queens, was charged Monday with second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the killing of Jonathan Narain of Richmond Hill late last week.
Narain, 27, whose parents are from Guyana, was on his way to work at Rikers Island and was stopped at a traffic light in the corner of 103rd Avenue and 120th Street in South Richmond Hill Friday morning when a man on a motorcycle shot him once in the left temple after a brief conversation.
Police say they did not know what the two men argued about before the shooting.
Narain was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
If convicted, Gifford faces 25 years to life in prison. He will next appear in court on Oct. 10th.