The Queens District Attorney's office today provided a step-by-step account of a fatal shooting last week that and a Little Neck teen accused of murder.
According to a criminal complaint released by Queens DA Richard Brown, the incident unfolded during an alleged drug deal in a car parked in front of 150-29 Northern Blvd. in Flushing last Wednesday night.
The suspects, Caleb Ahn, 16, of Little Neck, and Karma Sonam, 16, of Astoria, were allegedly negotiating the purchase of an unspecified amount of marijuana from Bernard Cho, 28, of Douglaston and another man, according to the Queens DA.
According to the complaint, both suspects were allegedly in possession of a loaded firearm.
At approximately 11:45 p.m., both suspects were alleged to have struck the second man in the head with a firearm, causing a laceration and swelling to the head. Ahn and Sonam then fired one round, hitting the man in the back, the Queens DA said.
The victim, who has not been identified, was sent to Booth Memorial Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
According to the Queens DA, the suspects are then accused of turning their attention to Cho, firing three to five rounds that struck the victim in the back, causing him to bleed to death.
The suspects are then said to have fled the scene with a briefcase filled with marijuana, according to the complaint.
Ahn and Sonam were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Saturday. Judge Barry Kron ordered the suspects held without bail.
The two teens are scheduled to appear in court April 1. The suspects could receive a sentence of 25 years to life in prison if convicted.