Rufus King daylight shooting victim dies 1

Crime scene investigators examine the area where Numani Lambert was shot on Oct. 15. He died last week at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

The Oct. 15 shooting in Jamaica’s Rufus King Park is now a homicide.

The NYPD announced that Numani Lambert, 22, of University Avenue in the Bronx, died of his wounds at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center on Oct. 21.

Lambert was shot just after 4:30 p.m. near the park’s comfort station and the King Manor Museum. Police from the 103rd Precinct responding to a 911 call found him unresponsive, suffering from gunshot wounds to his head and arm.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477), or, for Spanish, 1 (888) 57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577, or by going to @nypdtips on Twitter. All tips are confidential.


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