Crucial hits on electronic license-plate readers helped NYPD detectives track down a Bronx man suspected of shooting three women and killing one of them outside a Flatiron district nightclub early Monday, officials said.
Dalone Jamison, 26, was picked up by detectives during a car stop in Brooklyn and was questioned Tuesday at the 13th Precinct in Manhattan, a police spokesman said. Charges were pending against Jamison late Tuesday, the spokesman said.
A high-ranking NYPD official who didn't want to be named said the license plate readers, which are in some police vehicles and at fixed locations, got at least two hits on the car Jamison was riding in. Using that information, detectives were able to concentrate their search in the Park Slope area near 10th Street and Fifth Avenue, the official said. Jamison was riding in the car with another person, and police took him into custody without incident, the official said.
Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters Jamison had been thrown out of the Motivo club by bouncers and then threatened to come back with a gun, which Boyce said was "something they [bouncers] hear quite often, actually, in that business."
Police suspect Jamison returned and began firing to hit one of the bouncers, but his shots struck the three women club patrons, killing Walikque Faussett, 24, of the Bronx, Boyce said. As it turned, out Jamison knew Faussett socially, Boyce said.
Boyce also said a 28-year-old woman found slashed to death in Kissena Park over the weekend was identified as Qing Qing Kiemde of Elmhurst. Kiemde, who was married but living with her father, was identified through fingerprints she provided when applying for a job as a health care worker, explained Boyce.
Police were attempting to locate Kiemde's husband, but for now don't suspect he was involved in his wife's death, said Boyce.
In another recent homicide, Boyce said detectives have identified the person responsible for the Friday fatal shooting of a strip club patron in the Bronx. Jose Feliciano, 45, of the Bronx was shot execution-style as he tried to intervene in an argument outside the Key Club Cabaret. Boyce wouldn't identify the suspect.