On Saturday, Aug. 29 at approximately 6:57 am., police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious male on fire in the rear of 27-18 14th St. in Astoria.
Upon arrival, officers discovered Shawn McWhorter, 43, of Brooklyn unconscious and on fire. Responding FDNY personnel extinguished the fire, and EMS pronounced the male deceased at the scene. There was trauma observed to the left side of the McWhorter’s body.
After an investigation, police arrested two suspects in the murder: Dawn Mcintosh, 46, of Astoria, who was charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence and Donte Watkins of Astoria, who was charged with tampering with physical evidence.