Two sentenced for S. Richmond Hill, Ozone Park Slayings

By Alicia Venter


Two men have been sentenced in connection with four fatal shootings that took place in South Richmond Hill and Ozone Park between 2015 and 2018, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office on Jan. 13.

Richard Davenport, 46, of 139th St. in Jamaica, and Neville Brown, 42, of 197th Street in Hollis, pleaded guilty in November to two counts of manslaughter in the first degree. They each pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a third fatal shooting, and Davenport pled guilty to manslaughter in a fourth fatal shooting.

The latest crime took place on Jan. 16, 2018, with security camera footage showing Davenport exit a Mercedes Benz on 105th St. near 135th Ave. in South Richmond Hill around 9:30 p.m. and approaching Omaree Morrison, 19, while he was walking along 135th Avenue. The video footage shows Davenport fatally shoot Morrison, the charges claim.

A few weeks prior, on Dec. 19, 2017, the charges claim that Brown was seen driving the same Mercedes Benz at approximately 3 a.m. with Davenport in the passenger side front seat. Together, they drove past a Cadillac Escalade parked on 125th St. and Atlantic Ave. in South Richmond Hill numerous times.

Security camera footage captured the Mercedes Benz parking, the defendants exiting the vehicle, approaching the Cadillac from both sides and Davenport firing several times into the vehicle.

Dail Ramessar, 21, was struck in the car, and later died in the hospital. Davenport and Brown both fled in the Mercedes Benz.On July 15, 2016, the charges claim that Davenport approached the vehicle of Raaid Ali, 22, as he was sitting in the drivers seat in front of his residence at 107-60 114th Street in South Richmond Hill. He was shot by Davenport multiple times in the torso, fatally wounding him, at approximately 12:10 p.m., the charges claim, and Davenport fled in a vehicle driven by Brown.

The charges claim that the first murder took place on Oct. 4, 2015. The victim, Vickiram Ramlogan, 27, was shot multiple times while parked in front of his home at 111-21 120th Street, Ozone Park at around 8:15 p.m. by Davenport.

Davenport was sentenced a combined total of 29 years in prison — two consecutive 14.5 year sentences — and Brown was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

“Two very dangerous men are going to prison for a long time and the streets of Queens will be safer as a result,” said District Attorney Melinda Katz in a statement. “My number one priority will continue to be getting illegal guns, and those who use them, off our streets.”