Police arrest, identify Harlem smoke shop shooting suspect

Shooting suspect Messiah Nantwi has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon for Sunday's shooting.

News 12 Staff

Apr 11, 2023, 12:39 PM

Updated 406 days ago

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Police say a 21-year-old man is now facing charges for killing a 36-year-old man inside a smoke shop in Harlem Sunday night.
The NYPD says Messiah Nantwi, 21, shot the 36-year-old man twice in the head inside a smoke shop at 304 Lenox Ave. He has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon for Sunday's shooting that stemmed from a dispute between Nantwi and the victim.
According to authorities, Nantwi is also responsible for a homicide that took place Saturday. Nantwi is accused of fatally shooting a 19-year-old in the head at Madison Avenue and East 132 Street.
No other details have been released.


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