Gunman wanted for killing two at Queens Fourth of July party arrested
A fugitive gunman who went into hiding after killing two people at a Queens Fourth of July party returned to New York in handcuffs to face murder charges Wednesday.
Victor Ocasio, 28, was so angry that his younger brother was arrested at a house party in Jamaica that he sprayed five bullets at revelers, killing two of them, including a young mom.
Police caught up with him in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Nov. 3, and on Wednesday, he was arraigned in Queens.
Ocasio’s brother, Joseph, 21, was busted at the party, at 170th St. near 107th Ave., for allegedly slapping and pushing a woman holding a baby.
Ocasio later drove by the house at about 3:20 a.m., shooting Jasmine Quattlebaum, 27, in the head, and Herman Mullings, 28, three times in the back, cops said. Both died.
Jasmine Quattlebaum, a mother of two, was shot to death at the Queens party.
“I’m going to shoot up the house,” Ocasio told Quattlebaum’s brother, Justin, in a threatening phone call made shortly before the attack, cops said.
A third victim, William Watson, 32, survived a gunshot wound to his right arm.
Quattlebaum left behind a young son and daughter, friends said.
Ocasio was ordered held without bail Wednesday.
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