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Staten Island man, 18, arrested for double homicide at Manhattan recording studio, cops say

STATEN ISLAND, NY – An 18-year-old Staten Island man is one of three suspects charged with murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two men at a recording studio in Midtown Manhattan in May.

Justin Rodriguez of Ferndale Avenue in New Springville was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the fatal shooting of Devon Dillahunt, 24, of Roselle, NJ, and Kamir King, 34, of Manhattan, according to a statement from the Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD. Information.

Daniel Williams, 21, of Walnut Street in Roselle, was apprehended Monday and Kabal Reyes, 24, of Hussa Street in Linden, NJ, was arrested July 11. The three suspects have been charged by police with murder, according to police. statement.

On Thursday, May 5, at approximately 12:10 p.m., police responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting at 350 West 37th St. near 9th Avenue. Upon arrival, officers saw Dillahunt unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his chest outside the location, police said.

A second victim, King, was found on the third floor inside the building with a gunshot wound to the head. EMS responded to the location and transported both victims to Bellevue Hospital where Dillahunt and King were pronounced dead.

A firearm was recovered near Dillahunt outside the West 37th Street building.

Police previously released surveillance footage as they asked for the public’s help in identifying those wanted for questioning in the killings.

Rodriguez was never arrested in New York, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. He was being held at the South End of Midtown on Thursday ahead of his scheduled appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court. Information about his lawyer is not yet available in public records.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.