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St. Albans man charged with murder for allegedly gunning down nephew, wounding niece during argument: NYPD

Jun. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry

A St. Albans man was arraigned on murder and other charges in Queens Criminal Court on June 5 for fatally shooting his nephew and wounding his niece during a dispute over cooking dinner during Memorial Day weekend.

Durran Morgan, 38, of Pineville Lane, surrendered at the 113th Precinct in Jamaica on June 4 and was arraigned before Queens Criminal Court Judge Scott Dunn on a complaint charging him with murder in the second degree, attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Monday.

According to the complaint, on May 27, at approximately 9:30 p.m., at 188-10 Pineville Lane, Morgan began to argue with his 25-year-old nephew, Chevaughn Millings, when it escalated into violence with Morgan pulling out a firearm and shooting his nephew multiple times in the chest and legs. Morgan also shot a 20-year-old woman who was standing near Millings. She was struck multiple times in the lower body.

Police from the 113th Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding shots fired at the house and discovered Millings, who lived at the home, with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest, and his sister who had been shot three times in her lower body.

EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed them to Jamaica Hospital Center, where Millings was pronounced dead, according to the NYPD. His sister was listed in stable condition.

Morgan drove away from the crime scene in a white Mercedes Benz SUV and was on the run until he turned himself in at the 113th Precinct on Sunday afternoon, according to the NYPD.

“Time and again we are seeing petty disputes escalate to the use of deadly force,” Katz said. “We need to continue doing everything we can to get illegal guns off our streets to stop the senseless killings.”

Judge Dunn ordered Morgan to return to court on June 12. He faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

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