Long Island’s Christopher King is charged with the murder of Jevaughn Jeminson in New York

One of the two men who allegedly pumped a total of 13 bullets into a 23-year-old Florida man outside a Queens nightclub in April has been caught by authorities and charged with murder, prosecutors said.

Long Island resident Christopher King, 31, was apprehended in Georgia on Aug. 16 and extradited to New York, where he will face charges in the shooting death of Jevaughn Jeminson, Queens prosecutors said on Friday.

According to prosecutors, King and an accomplice who is still at large are charged with firing 20 shots at Jeminson around 2am on April 8 outside the Pure Lounge nightclub in St Albans.

The suspects were at the club minutes before the fatal confrontation with Jeminson.

Jeminson exited the Pure Lounge around 2:05 a.m. and the two suspected gunmen followed him outside, prosecutors said.

King pulled out a gun while the second suspect spoke briefly with Jeminson before pulling out his own firearm and shooting at the victim, prosecutors said.

According to prosecutors, Jeminson ran around the corner while the two gunmen gave chase, each firing multiple times as the victim fell to the ground.

King’s companion approached Jeminson on the ground and reportedly continued firing. After walking away for a few seconds, he came back and fired more shots at Jeminson, prosecutors said.

Both gunmen fired multiple shots, authorities said.
Both gunmen fired multiple shots, authorities said.

Video obtained exclusively by The Post at the time showed the shooting unfolding, leaving the victim bleeding on the sidewalk.

Jeminson was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he died.

He sustained four gunshot wounds to the abdomen, two to the head, one to the face, four to the back, one to the upper chest and one to the arm, prosecutors said.

King and the other suspect fled in a BMW sedan and drove away, prosecutors said. Police later found that BMW had been issued following a search warrant at King’s home, prosecutors said.

The victim was left bleeding on the sidewalk.
The victim was left bleeding on the sidewalk.

Katz’s office noted that when King and his companion initially attempted to enter the club prior to the shooting, King was admitted but his armed partner was not after they were searched by security, according to surveillance footage.

The other suspect later returned and was searched a second time before being let inside, prosecutors said.

King, who was charged Friday, was also charged with criminal gun possession and reckless endangerment. If convicted, he faces 25 years in prison.


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing diza@ustimetoday.com.

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