Man pleads not guilty to Sunset Park murder
A Sunset Park man pleaded not guilty to murder charges Friday for a June killing that left a sleeping man dead on his bed with two gunshot wounds to the head, prosecutors said.
Sam Chen was arraigned in Brooklyn Supreme Court in front of Judge Vincent Del Giudice for the homicide Friday. He allegedly shot and killed 46-year-old, Da Li on June 26.
“This defendant allegedly planned his attack and callously executed the victim as he was asleep in his bed. We intend to prosecute this case vigorously to hold the defendant fully accountable for taking a life,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Friday.
Chen allegedly drove the victim to a two-story building on 51st Street near Seventh Avenue in Sunset Park in his 2014 Nissan, according to a criminal complaint. Chen and the victim walked into the building around 8:15 a.m. and Chen left moments later, video surveillance shows, according to the complaint.