Darrius Saunders, 27, Arrested For The Murder Of Kayron Wilson, 33

Published on June 02, 2021, 6:10 am
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On Monday, May 10, 2021, at approximately 0007 hours, police responded to a pick up job of a male, shot at Vernon Boulevard and 41st Avenue, within the confines of the 114th Precinct in Queens.

Police observed a 33-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, with gunshot wounds to the chest.

EMS also responded and transported the male to Cornell Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

A preliminary investigation determined that the male was sitting in the front seat passenger of a vehicle, stopped at the corner of 12th Street and 40th Avenue, when two unknown individuals approached the vehicle and discharged a firearm.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.

Victim:

Kayron Wilson
address withheld
Queens, NY 11101

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 27-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Tuesday, June 01, 2021, at 1300 hours, within the confines of the 114th Precinct.

Arrested:

Darrius Saunders
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10457

Charges:

  • murder;
  • criminal possession of a weapon: loaded firearm.

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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