‘Power’ Actor Isaiah Stokes Indicted In Killing Of Tyrone Jones
Queens Couty, New York, District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday that Isaiah Stokes, an actor who has appeared in the hit Starz series Power, was indicted on a second-degree murder charge.
Stokes allegedly fired a gun into a parked car in Jamaica, Queens on February 7. According to the district attorney’s office news release, he hit Tyrone Jones who died from the injuries.
“Gun violence is all too prevalent in our neighborhoods. We will not allow it to become the norm,” said District Attorney Melinda Kats in a press release, describing it as a “brazen afternoon shooting.”
Stroke was indicted on July 16 on one count of murder in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
The district attorney’s office said that the surveillance footage of the incident allegedly shows the actor “exiting the vehicle parked near the intersection of Linden Boulevard and 200th Street and then approaching the driver’s side window of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee” before shooting into the car.
The DA’s office explained that Stoke will face up to 25 years to life in prison if he is convicted; his next court date is scheduled for July 19.
The actor has appeared in several television shows, including Rescue Me, Boardwalk Empire, The Americans and more recently, Power, which was created by rapper 50 Cent.
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