Man, 24, is 4th suspect arrested in alleged fatal home-invasion of bodybuilder

STATEN ISLAND, NY — A 24-year-old North Carolina man has been arrested as part of a gang that allegedly fatally shot a 38-year-old man during a robbery gone wrong in Greenridge.

DeAndre McClellan of West First North Street in Summerville is the fourth suspect arrested in connection with the December 16 death of 38-year-old Tamer Shaarawy at the victim’s Hinton Street home. Shaarawy was a bodybuilder and father who worked part-time for his family’s business.

The case is marked by tragic twists of fate. A corrections officer discovered another suspect, Emanuel Sullivan, 20, lying unresponsive on his bed at the Robert N. Davoren Center on Rikers Island. The occupant was reportedly pronounced dead around 4:25 p.m. on May 28.

Sullivan was brought to the facility in February after prosecutors charged him and two others in connection with the fatal early-morning robbery at Shaarawy’s home in a normally quiet apartment block in the South Shore neighborhood.

The “mastermind” behind the facility, according to authorities, was Kaitlyn Reuter, 35, of New Dorp Beach. Nathaniel Morton, 41, of West Brighton, is also charged in Shaarawy’s death.

On Saturday, police arrested McClellan in the 120th Precinct and charged him with murder, robbery, criminal possession of a machine gun, criminal possession of a weapon that was a loaded firearm and criminal possession of a firearm, according to a statement by the deputy commissioner of the NYPD of public information.

Information about McClellan’s attorney is not yet available in the public records.


An indictment says the deadly chain of events unfolded sometime on December 15.

Rueter, Morton, Sullivan and a fourth person, who has not been identified but is accused of acting in concert with the defendants, met near Reuter’s home and discussed committing a robbery, the indictment said.

Reuter told them the location was Shaarawy’s home and he was the target, the prosecution claimed.

The foursome planned to use a gun to steal cash and valuables from the home, the indictment said.

Morton reportedly agreed to drive Sullivan and the unnamed conspirator, and they drove to the location in a white U-Haul van.

According to the indictment, the van contained a loaded gun.

Reuter should go to the victim’s house separately.

Sometime early on December 16, Reuter informed Morton that she was at the house and went inside, the indictment said.

She reportedly told her accomplices that Shaarawy was there.

Reuter then texted Morton with a photo of Shaarawy, along with shots of jewelry and other items in the home, the indictment said.

Morton allegedly shared the photos with the other two conspirators.

He then parked the van near Arthur Kill and Woodrow streets, the indictment said.

The victim’s house on Hinton Street is about two blocks away. He then parked the van near Arthur Kill and Woodrow streets, the indictment said.

The victim’s house on Hinton Street is about two blocks away.

Sullivan and the other conspirator got out of the van there with the loaded gun, the indictment said.

According to sources, the perpetrators – who were wearing dark clothes and masks – stole a chain from the victim’s neck and fired a shot before fleeing around 1:35 am

Shaarawy sustained a gunshot wound to the left shoulder.

EMS transported him to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim and another adult were at the home at the time, but no other injuries were reported, a source said.

Hours before his murder, Shaarawy had posted two photos on his Facebook account. One showed him posing for a selfie with his two young children. Next to it were two handmade birthday cards and a #1 Dad keychain.

Shaarawy captioned the photo ALL I NEED.

After his shooting, neighbors and colleagues described Shaarawy as a devoted father from a close-knit family who worked with his brothers in plumbing and boat repairs.

According to his Facebook page, he was a graduate of New Dorp High School.

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