Devante Richards, 27, Arrested For The Murder Of Jonathan Distant, 25

Published on August 09, 2020, 12:20 pm
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On Sunday, August 09, 2020, at approximately 0430 hours police responded to a 911 call for a male shot at 146-56 183rd Street, in the confines of the 105th Precinct in Queens.

Upon arrival, officers were informed that a 25-year-old male victim, having sustained a gunshot wound to his lower back, was removed from the scene via private means and transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

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



Jonathan Distant
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10466

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 27-year-old male individual was arrested and charged on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 1650 hours within the confines of the 105th Precinct.


Devante Richards
1049 Montgomery Street
Brooklyn, NY 11213


  • murder;
  • criminal possession of a weapon.

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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