‘Law & Order: SVU’ actor Isaiah Stokes charged with murder in New York City shooting
TV actor Isaiah Stokes, who has made appearances on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Power,” and “Blue Bloods,” has been charged with murder for the February shooting of a New York man.
Stokes, 41, was charged with second degree murder and two counts of second degree criminal weapon possession in a Queens courtroom Friday after being arraigned by a grand jury.
“The defendant is accused of unloading nearly eleven shots during this brazen afternoon shooting,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a press release. “Gun violence is all too prevalent in our neighborhoods. We will not allow it to become the norm.”
Prosecutors contend that video surveillance footage showed Stokes exiting a car on Feb. 7 and approaching the driver’s side window of a parked white Jeep Grand Cherokee. Stokes allegedly fired eleven gunshots into the car hitting Tyrone Jones, 37, who died from his injuries.