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Cops Arrest Man Wanted for Fatal Shooting in East Elmhurst Last Month

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June 10, 2021 By Christian Murray

Police arrested a man Tuesday who allegedly shot and killed his victim inside a well-known drug den in East Elmhurst last month.

Asa Wright, 37, of Ditmars Boulevard in East Elmhurst, allegedly shot 30-year-old Michael Moran in the throat and chest inside a house on 94th Street near 30th Avenue at about 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, May 30.

When police arrived at the scene, Moran was unconscious and unresponsive. He was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst where he was pronounced dead.

Wright has been charged with murder, manslaughter, unlawfully imprisonment and criminal possession of a gun.

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