An 18-year-old man has been charged in the murder of a popular disc jockey on South Street, while a second suspect remains at-large.
Police arrested Josephe Murray, of Reedland Street near 58th, on Wednesday. Murray and an accomplice fatally shot Tom Watson, 36, during a robbery as Watson entered his apartment on South Street near 3rd above the Haagen Dazs ice-cream store Saturday, police said.
Watson's body was found behind the counter in the ice-cream store by a friend who had dropped him off, friends said. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene at 3:37 a.m.
Watson performed at local clubs as DJ Fenicx and was a cook at Tavern 222 on South Street, according to friends.
A police source said investigators recovered an undisclosed amount of cocaine and marijuana in Watson's apartment. The source said the drugs appeared to be a larger amount than for personal consumption, but said there is no indication Watson was selling the drugs. Police have not said whether the drugs played any role in his murder.