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Alleged accomplice arrested alongside Remy Ma's son in murder, charged with two previous killings: prosecutors

The man arrested this week alongside rapper Remy Ma's son in connection with a deadly 2021 shooting in Queens was already incarcerated for two other murders committed the same year, prosecutors said.

Richard Swygert, 22, was behind bars at Rikers Island when he was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday night alongside Jayson Scott, 23 — the son of Grammy-nominated Remy Ma, 44 — at during the broadcast of June 7, 2021. Fatal shooting in broad daylight of Darius Guillebeaux, authorities said.

The new charges leave Swygert charged with three murders over an eight-month period.

Richard Swygert was already at Rikers Island on two other murder charges when he was indicted in connection with the 2021 murder of Darius Guillebeaux. Obtained by NY Post

Swygert had previously been arrested in connection with the Jan. 1, 2021, killing of Robert Williams, 20, outside the Umbrella Hotel in Kew Gardens — the first homicide of that year, prosecutors said.

During the shooting – which police say broke out in the middle of a fight between two groups of men – another 20-year-old man was shot in the left leg, while a 40-year-old man years old was seriously injured.

Swygert – who was arrested for this crime in October 2021 – was also charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon degree, prosecutors said.

At the time of this arrest, Swygert was already being held on second-degree murder charges in connection with the Aug. 13 killing of Dominick Malivert, 22, who was shot multiple times at K-Show Bar on 138th. Street in Flushing, according to a criminal complaint and police.

Swygert was charged alongside Jayson Scott, the son of rapper Remy Ma. Obtained by NY Post
Remy Ma with his son Jayson Scott. Instagram / @remyma

A 22-year-old woman was also shot in the right hand during the incident at the karaoke bar, but is expected to survive, authorities said.

When Swygert was arrested Aug. 19, he provided an incorrect name and date of birth, according to a criminal complaint.

He is also charged in the case with attempted second-degree murder, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and false identity.

A judge ordered him held without bail in both cases, according to prosecutors.

Online records from the city Department of Corrections indicate he was being held at the George R. Vierno Center on Rikers Island.

He is expected to reappear in court for both murders on July 8.

Swygert and Scott — who were also charged with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment in connection with the June killing — are expected to appear before a judge next week in that case, cops said.

In that homicide, Guillebeaux, 43, was shot in the head and chest at the intersection of 148th Street and Rockaway Boulevard in Springfield Gardens just before 1 p.m., cops said.

It was not immediately clear whether Scott or Swygert had any prior ties to Guillebeaux — who, just eight months before the killing, was among dozens of people indicted by New York Attorney General Letitia James in connection with a large-scale drug trafficking investigation dubbed “Operation Heat.” Wave.”

Darius Guillebeaux was fatally shot in broad daylight in Queens on June 7, 2021. Family document
Blood on car after fatal shooting in Kew Gardens. Dennis A. Clark
NYPD officers at the crime scene outside the Umbrella Hotel. Dennis A. Clark

Scott has been in custody since May 9 in another firearms case. He was held on $500,000 bail for criminal possession of a weapon, officials said.

Scott's mother, real name Reminisce Smith, got her start with Fat Joe's band Terror Squad in the '90s.

“We support JaySon's innocence and pray that the NYPD will conduct a full and thorough investigation to reveal the truth,” the rapper said in a statement provided to TMZ through the law firm Dawn Florio , which represents his son. “This is undoubtedly a difficult time for my family and me. While we sincerely appreciate the love and support we have received from all of you, we ask that you please respect confidentiality as our legal team works to prove JaySon's innocence.

“As a mother, I want to address this situation personally, but I have been strongly advised by her legal advisor not to say anything – as most people in similar situations are advised by their lawyers as this is a matter of an active business.”

The Bronx native, who has numerous violent arrests under her belt, previously served six years in prison for the near-fatal shooting of a friend outside a Manhattan nightclub in 2007.

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