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Queens Ex-Con Murdered Man Over Napkins


It never should be that serious. A Queens ex-con named Fruitquana Hawkins, 33, is facing murder charges after he shot and killed Timothy Tripp after an argument that started over napkins.

Reports the New York Daily News:

Hawkins, a parolee, was inside the Edge Bar and Lounge on Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica at 2:35 a.m. June 14 when he grabbed a napkin off of Timothy Tripp’s table.

The move sparked an argument with Tripp, 35, who picked up a wad of napkins and threw them at Hawkins, a police source said.

“He said something to the effect of ‘Get your own napkins,'” the source said.

Outraged, Hawkins pulled a gun and started blasting away, hitting Tripp in the head and chest, officials said.

Hawkins had been paroled after serving time for an attempted weapon possession charge only a month before the incident. Tripp died at the scene and Hawkins fled to Georgia where authorities caught up with him.

Yes, this man has been charged murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, over napkins. And yes, his name really is Fruitquana.



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  • Me

    Total fcckery behavior. Good grief. …

  • lloyd earle

    *************so this coward ran was hiding after play the tough guy role. i bet they found him under his mama bed.

  • bigdawgman

    Dang, how he get a gun so quick? They need to trace that isht back and throw everyone involved in jail too!

    • Tiffme

      This place is in my neighborhood. He actually left and got gun, cleared security and got back in. They had a fist fight first. This is why the victims family is going after the bar for not stopping him with the gun. Also was also Mr. Tripps bday that night so sad.

  • Ayisha

    Black parents need to get it together and stop naming their children ridiculous names.

  • steelcitychick

    He must of found it hard to function in civilized society, so he re – offended to get back into a structured system.
    That’s the only explanation I would have for this type on savagery. Either that or he’s just out of his F…en mind.

    • guest

      Yeah either that or he was never capable.

  • Jay Lamont