Accomplices rat out alleged killer

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They’re birds of a feather, and stool pigeons to boot.

Cops have arrested four suspects in connection to the cold-blooded murder of a cargo-van driver on Tuesday. The collars including the alleged gunman, who was sold out by his girlfriend, her brother, and her brother’s sister immediately after their arrest Wednesday night, according to a spokesman for DA Charles Hynes.

Witnesses placed alleged shooter Daneel Edwards on Hawthorne Street between Nostrand and New York avenues at 12:30 pm, where they said he sauntered up to Martin Williams’s van, which was idling by the roadside, and fired at least five shots.

One of the rounds found its mark in Williams’ torso, and his van raked the sides of several parked cars as he attempted to flee, ultimately crashing into a black sedan before he blacked out and fell beside the vehicle’s rear passenger-side seats, where police found him dead.

Prior to the murder, according to the DA’s office, Edwards was with his girlfriend Anita Adkins, who called her brother’s girlfriend, Alice Alarcon, telling her to bring him the murder weapon.

Alarcon then passed the pistol off to her boyfriend, Kayshawn Adkins, who delivered it express to Edwards.

Ultimately, the close-knit accomplices’ twisted game of telephone resulted in the pistol reaching Edwards’s hands and Williams’s death, according to his cohorts, who spilled the beans to NYPD detectives, according to court documents.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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