A 24-year-old woman was shot dead in a broad-daylight attack in Queens, New York, and police allege she was murdered by a homeless man who’d been staying at her apartment.
Sydney Lugo had been arguing with the man, Tariak Stykes, 34, near 109th Avenue and 120th Street in South Ozone Park around 9:20 a.m. on Monday, August 1, when he allegedly shot her in the right arm, cops said.
She was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries, police said on Tuesday, August 2.
Lugo, who lived in an apartment building close to the scene, had allowed Stykes to stay with her temporarily, cops said.
The two were arguing when Stykes allegedly opened fire, but the exact nature of their squabble is unclear, police said.
Styles was taken into custody shortly after the shooting and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, cops said.