|Death: ||Apr. 6, 2012|
Kareem B. Bandy, 30, died suddenly on Friday, April 6, 2012 in Queens, N.Y. He was born in Brooklyn and was the beloved son of Anna Edmonds Bandy and William Harris. Kareem was an aspiring rapper, a giving person, a caring son, wonderful brother, father and friend. He is survived by his mother, Anna L. Bandy and his stepfather, Henry Edmunds; his brothers, James Bandy and Romel Pryer; his fiancee ; his children, Kasheim, Kaiyer, Aaliyah, Kyre and Kamia; four step-brothers and two stepsisters. He is also survived by many cousins, family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday morning at 10:30 at Blessed Sacrament Church, Albany. In celebration of Kareem's life, a reception is to immediately follow at Malozzi's, 1930 Curry Road., Schenectady, N.Y. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com
Kareem Bandy, a 30-year-old South Jamaica resident, was found dead in the house where he was a tenant Friday evening with a gunshot wound to his head, police said.
Police discovered Bandy, who lived on the second floor of a home near 137th Avenue and 158th Street, after getting a 911 call at 6:40 p.m. When the EMS arrived, they pronounced Bandy dead at the scene, police said.
The NYPD has ruled the death a homicide but had made no arrests as of Sunday afternoon.
Bandy's landlady, who declined to give her name, said she was not home at the time of Bandy's death.
"It was a crime scene when I came back," she said.
Bandy's landlady said the house was not broken into and she speculated that the culprit was somebody who knew Bandy.
"It's startling, of course," she said.
She described Bandy as a "nice guy" and said in the two years he lived there she had not seen any behavior that would have caused concern.
"I don't know much about him," she said. "Respectful. Helpful."
Brandy's landlady said she did not know anything about Bandy's family.
A neighbor across the street from the house said she had not seen or heard anything. Another neighbor who said she was a corrections officer said she saw the crime scene set up Friday night but did not know the circumstances.
Brenda Shelto, a 47-year-old neighbor who lives a few blocks away, said the slaying was a surprise in that part of the neighborhood, which is closeby to Rochdale Village.
"Nothing goes on around here," she said.
The 113th Precinct – which encompasses Rochdale Village, South Jamaica, St. Albans and Addisleigh Park – has recorded four murders so far this year, according to the most recent NYPD statistics. At this time in 2011, the precinct had seen three murders. Police statistics say 17 murders occurred in the 113th Precinct in 2011.
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