Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with the fatal shooting of 24-year-old St. Lucian Javane ‘Nyce’ Laurent in Brooklyn, USA last Saturday night, according to media reports.
Brian Williams, 26, was charged with murder and criminal possession of a firearm, and was awaiting arraignment Sunday in Brooklyn Criminal Court, the New York Daily News reported.
Laurent was reportedly shot twice in the chest following a dispute outside his home. The incident reportedly occurred about 5:45 p.m. in front of 1205 East 93 Street in Canarsie.
Laurent was taken to Brookdale University Hospital, but died an hour later, according to media reports.
Quoting police sources, the Daily News reported that Laurent was shot to death in the “aftermath of an argument with a woman renting a room from his mom”.
The News further reported that Laurent had gotten into an argument with his mother-in-law’s tenant, and the woman summoned her boyfriend, Brian Williams, to the scene.
Sources have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that Laurent hailed from Babonneau in St. Lucia. He was described as a good upcoming DJ by a friend.