MANHATTAN – You can run, but you cant hide from the long arm of the law— that’s the message being sent today with the arrest of a suspect in the murder of a man during what was believed to be a drug deal turned robbery on East 95th Street on the Upper East Side last April.
20-year-old Isaih Atkins of Allentown, Pennsylvania was arrested Tuesday afternoon and slapped with murder, robbery and weapons charges.
It was the afternoon of April 26th when police say Atkins got in the back seat of a parked Honda HRV and tried to rob the three men inside. One of the robbery victims standing at the back of the car takes off running, surveillance video shows– that’s when the suspect gets out and fires into the car.
A 21-year-old Brooklyn man in the back seat was shot in the torso by the suspect, according to police, he was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital where he was pronounced dead.Contact [email protected] | Subscribe
After firing the shot, surveillance video shows the suspect try to get back in the car— that’s when the panicked driver floors it and crashes into parked cars.
It’s not clear how detectives identified the suspect— surveillance photos and video show the suspect was wearing a mask and a black hoodie to conceal his identity.
Two men— believed to be the driver and passenger in the Honda— were seen speaking with officers at the scene and patted down before being taken to the station house for more questioning.