WANTED: Homicide (Queens)

******Update 9/14/17********

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation in regards to the above incident, the New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following individual wanted for questioning:

  •  Butler, Kwashan
  • 28-year-old male
  •  He described as a 6’2″ tall, 220lbs, with a medium complexion.

Anyone with information in regards to the individual’s location is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

On Friday, August 18, 2017 at approximately 9:29 p.m. police responded to a shot spotter notification at 104-46 164 Street, within the confines of the 103 Precinct. Upon further investigation, it was determined that a 21-year-old male was shot in the thigh and was transported by private means to Jamaica Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

 *****Update 8/29/17*********

The 21-year-old male succumbed to his injuries on August 21,2017.

 The identity of the deceased:

  • Payne, Terrence
  • 21-year-old male
  • Queens, NY
  • Family notified.

 The medical examiner has deemed this incident a homicide.

 There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.