Monday, August 3, 2009

Naked Man Shot and Killed After Harrassing Cousin's Girlfriend BY Barry Paddock and Carrie Melago - NY Daily News

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A naked, drug-addled man was shot and killed after harassing his cousin's girlfriend in Queens early Thursday, cops and witnesses said.

Tommy Roberts, 45, was staying with his cousin on 135th St. in South Ozone Park when he stripped down and began pestering his family, witnesses said.

Roberts taunted his cousin Kevin Baskerville's girlfriend in an upstairs bathroom, prompting Baskerville to confront him - then shoot him, cops said.

"It just happened so fast," said Kyarna Coleman, 26, a home care provider. "I'm heartbroken."

Baskerville ran off while his family called 911, but he later turned himself in at the 106th Precinct stationhouse. Charges haven't been filed, but the Queens district attorney's office is investigating.

Family members believe Baskerville, a deejay, accidentally shot Roberts. "He's hysterical. He's very distraught," his dad, James Baskerville, said. "He was crying so much, saying he didn't mean to do it."

Roberts, who family members said had a history of drug problems and violence, was trying to move to Hartford. Kevin Baskerville had offered to drive him but worried his beatup car wouldn't make the trip so let his cousin stay at his home instead.

With Brendan Brosh, Arianna Davis and Sarah Armaghan