By Christina Carrega
A 33-year-old Jamaica man admitted to shooting a 22-year-old man to death outside of a baby shower last month, police said.
Lhosni Colot faces up to 25 years to life in prison for the second-degree murder of Tymel West on Nov. 3 outside of a home on 107th Avenue near Guy R. Brewer Boulevard.
Colot, 33, and West, 22, got into an argument before shots were fired, police said.
Prior to the shooting, Colot was seen on video surveillance at a bodega with two others — not involved with the murder. Colot, who was arrested on Monday, admitted that he shot West using a firearm, according to the criminal complaint.
West was shot multiple times in the chest taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
This was not Colot’s first brush with the law as he was arrested on Jan. 2 for breaking a woman’s cell phone, a heater and drinking glasses inside her home on 231st Street, according to court documents.
Colot received an adjournment of contemplation of dismissal agreement by a Queens judge and was ordered to stay out of trouble for a year. The new charges are a violation of the terms of the agreement for the fourth-degree criminal mischief charges.