WILKES-BARRE — The man accused of shooting and killing Victor Grandy after an argument at the Sherman Hills apartment complex last fall has been returned to Pennsylvania to answer to homicide charges.
Dominic Ray, 24, of Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned before District Judge Thomas Malloy Sr. on Thursday.
Wilkes-Barre police responded to Sherman Hills the night of Oct. 16 to investigate a report of a shooting in the area of 300 Parkview Circle.
According to a criminal complaint, detectives reviewed footage from several surveillance cameras in the area of the shooting with a Sherman Hills employee.
The video reportedly shows Grandy, 32, meeting with two men the night of the murder, one of whom was identified as Ray.
A verbal argument ensued at some point, and the footage shows Ray becoming physically aggressive toward Grandy. When Grandy tried to walk away, Ray allegedly fired in his direction.
The footage later shows Grandy running up a ramp toward the apartment complex and collapsing by an entrance.
Paramedics who responded found the victim was already dead when they got there, according to police.
The coroner’s office said Grandy died of a gunshot wound to the chest area.
Authorities quickly identified Ray as the murder suspect.
On Oct. 18, just two days after the shooting, an arrest warrant was issued. It charged him with homicide and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
But attempts to find Ray in Wilkes-Barre were unsuccessful, and authorities eventually asked the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force to assist in locating the suspect.
Members of the task force tracked Ray to New York City, and he was arrested by U.S. Marshals in January in Manhattan.
Ray is now scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Judge Malloy at 10 a.m. on May 4.
In the meantime, he was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility with no bail since he’s facing a count of homicide.
Grandy was from Far Rockaway, New York, which is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens.
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