Feb. 7, 2020 By Kristen Torres
A Brooklyn resident was sentenced to 25 years in prison today for shooting and killing a man on Steinway Street in 2016 following a dispute over a woman.
Santiago Salcedo, 27, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter and five years for attempted assault. He was found guilty of the charges by a jury in December 2019.
According to the charges, Salcedo and three friends—two women and one man—were bar hopping near 28th Avenue in Astoria on July 17, 2016 around 4 a.m. when they walked by the victim, Qsaun Brown, and another man, according to the DA.
Brown, 23, and his friend allegedly made derogatory remarks about the two women, prompting one of the women to ask Salcedo if he was “just going to let them disrespect us like that,” according to trial testimony.
Salcedo and his male friend then went to a car, took something out of the trunk, and approached Brown and the other man on the street.
Brown ran half a block away to his car and drove back toward Salcedo and his friend. Brown, who was unarmed, then jumped out of the vehicle and rushed toward Salcedo.
That’s when the defendant grabbed a gun from his friend and shot at Brown five times.
Brown was hit once in the neck and died two days later at a nearby hospital, according to the DA.
“This act of violence could have easily been avoided,” said Queens DA Melinda Katz. “An early morning derogatory remark started a chain of events that resulted in one man being killed.”