Queens Man Gets 50 to Life for Firing into Crowd, Killing 1

Paul Williams fired 29 rounds into a crowd in September 2009

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    A Queens man will spend 50 years to life in prison for opening fire on a crowd with an assault rifle. One man was killed and another was seriously hurt.

    District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced the sentence for Paul Williams of Far Rockaway.

    Williams fired 29 rounds into a crowd on Augustina Avenue in Far Rockaway in September 2009.

    Ronald Washington, of Far Rockaway, was fatally struck four times in the upper torso.

    The wounded man, Todd Jamison, of Cedarhurst, on Long Island, had to have his leg amputated above the knee.

    Williams was arrested five months later in North Carolina.

    He was taken into custody by the Mecklenburg County sheriff's office in Charlotte.

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