Yesterday, I posted that a man was shot in his car in broad daylight in South Jamaica. More information is now available. From the article, I do not think we have heard the last about this.
From Queens Chronicle:
Queens activist, bizman Jerwaine Gorman murdered
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:53 pm | Updated: 10:36 pm, Wed Apr 29, 2015.
Jerwaine Gorman, a businessman and political activist in Southeast Queens, was murdered in broad daylight Wednesday afternoon. He was 34.
Gorman was sitting in a car outside 114-25 167 St., just south of Linden Boulevard, in Jamaica when he was shot, according to the New York Police Department.
Police arrived at the scene a few minutes after 12:30 p.m. and found Gorman inside a 2011 Mercedes-Benz, shot in the torso. They determined that his killer walked up to the vehicle and fired one shot, the NYPD press office said, without detailing how that conclusion had been reached. The office also said police had “responded to” the scene, without saying if they came in response to a call or for some other reason.
Gorman was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center by Emergency Medical Service personnel and pronounced dead on arrival.
No arrest had been reported as of 10 p.m.
The victim was married and had two children, according to a biography posted on the website of the South East Queens County Young Democrats, where he was a board member.
A native of South Jamaica, he had opened a business called Gorman’s Creamery on Merrick Boulevard in Laurelton several years ago. The shop does not appear to be in business anymore, going by a Google Street View image of its address, found online in a state Board of Elections financial disclosure form from 2008. (The form found by the Queens Chronicle says the company made a $100 donation but does not specify to whom.)
Before opening the Laurelton shop, Gorman had owned a Coldstone Creamery in Huntington, LI, according to the Young Democrats profile. Records of a lawsuit, posted online, show that he initially had used the Coldstone name for his Laurelton business, and that the company had sued him over using it improperly. Gorman lost the case and appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the documents, show, but his appeal was denied. He represented himself in the matter.
According to the Young Democrats profile, Gorman earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., making his first real estate investment in that community and becoming a homeowner at age 21. He made further investments and later opened a barbershop and community center, the profile says, though it does not indicate where.
It does say that Gorman was instrumental in getting a stop sign placed at a dangerous intersection in front of his daughter’s school, after the administration had failed to get it installed. The profile does not say where the school is.
The profile, which is laudatory throughout, ends on a high note that no longer can come to pass:
“Jerwaine Gorman is a man of action and is prepared to be involved in uplifting and educating the youth of South East Queens.”