Suspect fatally shoots partner during robbery attempt in Queens: police

Posted: 11:09 PM, Oct 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-01 23:09:40-04

JAMAICA, Queens — A pair of robbers were attempting to steal from a building in Jamaica, Queens when one of the suspects’ guns went off and shot the other in the head, police said.

The report came in at 1 p.m., according to authorities. The robbery was taking place at 160th Street and Tuskegee Airmen Way in Jamaica.

The suspect who was shot in the head was a 24-year-old man, later identified as Tyrell Sims, and was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he later died.

The other suspect, a 46-year-old man, is in custody, charges pending.