Richard Swygert, 19, Arrested For The Murder Of Robert Williams, 20

Published on October 27, 2021, 6:37 am
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On Friday, January 01, 2021, at approximately 0111 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a person, shot in front of 124-18 Queens Boulevard, within the confines of the 102nd Precinct in Queens.

Upon arrival, officers observed a total of three persons shot.

Victim #1, a 20-year-old male, was shot about the body. Victim #2, a 40-year-old male, was shot in the torso, arms and legs. Victim #3, a 20-year-old male, was shot in the left leg.

EMS responded to the location and transported victim #1 to NYC Health + Hospitals / Queens General, where he was pronounced deceased.

Victim #2 was transported via EMS to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, in critical condition.

Victim #3 was transported via EMS to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens, in stable condition.

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

Victim:

Robert Williams
address withheld
Queens, NY 11422

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 19-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 1150 hours, within the confines of the 102nd Precinct.

Arrested:

Richard Swygert
address withheld
Bronx, NY 19467

Charges:

  • murder;
  • assault (2 counts);
  • attempted murder (2 counts);
  • criminal possession of a weapon: loaded firearm (2 counts).

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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