Shaw, 22, was arrested on suspicion of the shooting, which police consider gang-related.
The indictment, released April 10, charges Shaw with first-degree murder while armed in connection with Key’s death, as well as five counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, five counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of aggravated assault while armed. All of those incidents allegedly took place on July 4.
The indictment also charged Shaw with unlawful possession of a firearm and obstructing justice.
Police say Shaw was one of three men who approached the victim and his friends on July 4 in Fort Totten and that he fired a silver handgun at them “without provocation.” Several of Key’s friends were reportedly injured in the attack.
In addition to the July 4 shooting, the grand jury also indicted Shaw for an earlier April 18, 2012 incident. Shaw faces two counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of aggravated assault while armed in connection with that incident.
Eighteen counts of the indictment are for possessing a firearm during a crime of violence or dangerous offense – an enhancement that could add to Shaw’s sentence if convicted.
Shaw is expected to be arraigned on the charges next week.
A copy of the indictment is below: