Prosecutors dropped charges against a man who allegedly fired shots in the parking lot of Resorts World Casino during Friday’s brawl at the South Ozone Park entertainment center, according to published reports.
Quoting sources within the Queens district attorney’s office, the New York Post reported Thursday morning that Jaquan Roberts, 22, will not be prosecuted over the gunplay due to a lack of evidence.
However, a Queens DA spokesperson neither confirmed nor denied the report in a phone interview with The Courier Thursday, stating only that Roberts has not been charged and that the matter is still under investigation.
Police arrested Roberts Tuesday for allegedly opening fire in the parking lot on April 3 as a brawl erupted inside Resorts World’s Fat Tuesday daiquiri bar. No injuries related to the shooting were reported, but numerous individuals involved in the fight suffered minor injuries.
Two men were charged for their alleged roles in the melee and a third was issued a summons.
According to the Post, a security camera video that police obtained showed Roberts holding something that appeared to be a firearm. However, prosecutors reportedly deemed the video as insufficient evidence to charge him at this time.