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Boardwalk Empire and Blue Bloods actor Isaiah Stokes is facing the prospect of spending 25 years to life behind bars after he was indicted on charges of murder and weapon possession.
Stokes was arraigned in a Queens, New York court on Friday on a count of murder in the second degree, and two of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
The 41-year-old’s legal troubles date back to Feb. 7, when he was accused of approaching the car of Tyrone Jones, 37, at an intersection in Queens and firing at the victim through the driver’s side window. Jones was subsequently pronounced dead by paramedics.
It’s unclear what led up to the confrontation, but in a press release, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz wrote: “The defendant is accused of unloading nearly eleven shots during this brazen afternoon shooting.
“Gun violence is all too prevalent in our neighbourhoods. We will not allow it to become the norm.”
Stokes is next due in court on Monday.
His other acting credits include episodes of Power, The Americans, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, while he has also recorded music under the stage name I$AIAH.