Suspect arrested in fatal shooting outside luxury hotel in Chelsea: NYPD

Dream Hotel

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting that occurred outside of the Dream Hotel in Chelsea last week.

Officials charged 26-year-old Robert Johnson of West Babylon with murder, assault, and criminal possession of a firearm.

According to police, a 25-year-old man was shot in the lower torso outside the hotel located on W. 16th Street, near Ninth Avenue around 12:20 a.m. on June 10.

Officers responding to a 911 call found the man with a gunshot wound to in front of the hotel.

The man was rushed by EMS to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police told WABC that the shooting followed some sort of dispute and that the suspect may have fled in a white Jeep.

No arrests had been reported as of Thursday morning. An investigation is ongoing.