Suspect nabbed in broad-daylight NYC execution: cops

The suspect in the broad-daylight May execution of a Virginia man on the Upper West Side has been arrested, authorities mentioned. 

Donta King, 24, was nabbed in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 1 — precisely three months after the afternoon slaying of Ronald Thomas, 27, who was shot within the head whereas sitting in a white Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 close to West 102nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue, cops mentioned. 

King was transported again to Manhattan on Friday by the Regional Fugitive Task Force, and was charged with homicide, assault, reckless endangerment and prison use of a firearm, authorities mentioned. 

The scene the place Ronald Thomas, 27, of Virginia was executed in broad daylight as he sat in a white Mercedes-Benz GLA at West 102nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue May 1.

At the time of the capturing, Thomas had been brawling together with his girlfriend. He “threw her to the bottom” earlier than getting again into his automobile, police sources mentioned.

Then the gunman rolled up in one other automobile and fired at him close to the Frederick Douglass Houses — a few block from the NYPD’s twenty fourth Precinct station home, cops mentioned. 

Thomas — who was within the metropolis from Virginia to go to his cousin — was pronounced lifeless on the scene, authorities mentioned. 

Photographs from the scene present the sufferer seated in his SUV with a sheet draped over his physique and a distraught girl close by. It wasn’t clear if the girl was the girlfriend.

The girl informed cops she had walked behind the automobile when she heard a number of gunshots, a police supply mentioned.

“They all knew one another,” one other police supply mentioned on the time.

A distraught woman speaks to police after Ronald Thomas, 27, was fatally shot.

A distraught girl speaks to police after Ronald Thomas, 27, was fatally shot.
Investigators examine the vehicle where Ronald Thomas, 27, was fatally shot on May 1.
Investigators study the automobile the place Ronald Thomas, 27, was fatally shot on May 1.

Police couldn’t affirm the connection between Thomas and King Tuesday morning.



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