Maryland man indicted in Brooklyn for shooting someone over a parking spot

October 23, 2023 Robert Abruzzese
District Attorney Eric Gonzalez explained that his office will continue to prosecute drivers involved in vehicular violence.Eagle file photo: Robert Abruzzese
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A 58-year-old man from Maryland came to Brooklyn and allegedly murdered a young woman half his age over a parking spot outside of Home Depot in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the indictment on Friday for murder and attempted murder, following a dispute over a parking space that escalated into a fatal shooting. Quincy James Davis, 58, of Gwynn Oak, Maryland, is accused of killing Imani Sharpless, 26, and injuring her 35-year-old boyfriend.

“Imani Sharpless was a young woman with her whole life ahead of her,” Gonzalez said. “She died senselessly after this defendant allegedly callously opened fire on two innocent people over a minor dispute, leaving her family and friends heartbroken. We will now seek to bring the defendant to justice.”

Davis was arraigned before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Giudice and is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was ordered held without bail and faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted of the top count. His next court appearance is set for Jan. 19, 2024.

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The incident took place on Sept. 9, 2023, around noon at a Home Depot parking lot at 230 Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. According to the district attorney’s investigation, Davis had a verbal altercation with the male victim over parking. Both men then entered the Home Depot separately and soon after left the store.

The male victim allegedly returned to his car where Sharpless was waiting. Davis approached their vehicle around the corner at Willoughby Avenue and Sandford Street and allegedly opened fire. The male victim suffered a gunshot wound to his leg and a graze wound to his back, while Sharpless sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

Davis was arrested on September 26, 2023, following an investigation. Sharpless died at Kings County Hospital five days after the shooting, on Sept. 14.

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