Moriyah Lewis, 39, Arrested For The Murder Of Edward James, 62

Published on September 03, 2020, 10:30 pm
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On Monday, August 31, 2020, at 1709 hours, police responded to a 911 of a male shot in front of 363 Halsey Street in the confines of the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn.

Upon arrival police discovered a 62-year-old male was shot in the torso. He was removed to NYC Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 39-year-old male individual was arrested and charged for a homicide the same day and within the confines of the 81st Precinct.


Moriyah Lewis
963 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459


  • murder 2;
  • criminal possession of a loaded firearm.

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



Edward James
811 Jefferson Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237

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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