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Brooklyn man pleads guilty for shooting death of Astoria resident

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April 29, 2015 By Christian Murray

A 34-year-old Brooklyn man pleaded guilty yesterday to first-degree manslaughter for the May 2008 shooting death of an Astoria resident.

David Chisolm, 34, admitted to shooting Jagdish Missir, 39, on May 25, 2008, while the victim was inside his van in Astoria.

Missir was transported to a local Queens hospital in critical condition with a single gunshot wound to the eye. He died three days later.

“The defendant has admitted that his violent actions were responsible for the untimely death of a hardworking man,” said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. “Under the circumstances, the prison term to be imposed by the court is more than warranted.”

Chisolm’s next court appearance is on May 14, 2015, where he is expected to be sentenced to 17-years in prison.

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