Grand jury indicts Jamaica baby shower shooter

By Jonathan Sperling

A Jamaica man accused of shooting and killing a man outside of a baby shower after an argument was indicted by a Queens grand jury on Thursday.

Prosecutors say Lhosni Colot, 33, was involved in a dispute with 22-year-old Tymel West on the night of Nov. 3, 2018 outside of the Lebanon Lodge on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard

When the argument got heated, Colot allegedly shot West, who was taken to the hospital, where he died.

“The defendant is accused of gunning down a man in a residential neighborhood, just beyond a center where people were celebrating the upcoming birth of a baby,” said Chief Assistant District Attorney John Ryan. “This office will continue to be vigilant in ridding our communities of gun violence and those who would kill to settle a petty dispute. The defendant now faces a lengthy term of incarceration.”

Colot is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years to life in prison.