QUEENS — A man with a lengthy criminal record was killed in broad daylight in Richmond Hill Tuesday, after two gunmen shot him several times at a gas station near the Van Wyck Expressway, where he was pumping gas into his Porsche SUV, police said.
Derek Quattlebaum, 28, was shot in the head, torso and limbs by the gunmen, who opened fire at the gas station on the Van Wyck Expressway service road and Atlantic Avenue around 3 p.m., police said.
Quattlebaum, of Brownsville, Brooklyn, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Wednesday that surveillance video shows Quattlebaum pumping gas into his 2004 Porsche SUV when a four-door sedan pulled up from the Van Wyck Expressway and parked.
"Two males got out of the van, approached Mr. Quattlebaum and started firing shots at him," Boyce said. "Mr. Quattlebaum attempted to run down Atlantic [Avenue] when he was struck again and fell to the ground. The suspects then run over to him and shot him at close range."
The gunmen then fled in an Audio A6 with Vermont plates, police said.
A portion of the video also shows another driver at the gas station ducking behind his car, as the shooters are driving away.
Asking the public for help in finding the car, officials said they know who owns the vehicle, but cannot release the owner's name.
No arrests have been made as of Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, officials said.
Quattlebaum had a lengthy criminal history with 15 arrests, most of them sealed, police said.
According to court records, Quattlebaum was arrested in November last year in Brooklyn and charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
During that incident, which took place at about 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 on Grand Avenue, between Myrtle and Park avenues in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, Quattlebaum chased and repeatedly fired at two people, according to the criminal complaint.
There was no indication that anyone was shot in that incident.
His next court date was set for May 29.
Information regarding Quattlebaum's attorney was not immediately available.