ALBANY—Two days before she was set to appear in Bethlehem Town Court on assault charges for reportedly stabbing an unknown man in the parking lot of the Delmar OTB in Delaware Plaza, Nahjayyah Daise, 21, of Albany, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend while driving down Erie Street in Albany.
According to reports, Larnell Kennedy, 22, shot Daise three times in the head before exiting the vehicle and chasing it down Erie Street at around 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. The car eventually hit a utility pole and Kennedy was witnessed trying to put Daise into the trunk before giving up and running over her body as he attempted to flee the scene in the vehicle. After being boxed in by another vehicle, he then attempted to flee the scene on foot and was hit and killed by an SUV as he tried to run across Interstate 90 near exit 6A.
Police believe they located the murder weapon next to Kennedy’s body, but authorities have not yet learned why he shot Daise. The two reportedly had an on and off relationship for a number of years, but no known history of domestic violence.
On Thursday, May 3, Daise was charged with the OTB assault and scheduled to return to court on Tuesday, June 5. Other information about either of the deceased has not been made available.