Othniel Askew

 

 

Age: 31

 

Summary: aspiring politician who had filed papers to run against New York City councilman James Davis in the upcoming Democratic primary and had recently told the FBI that Davis had offered him $45,000 to drop out of the race and threatened to expose him as gay if he ran (none of these claims has been corroborated), but on the surface appeared to be a protégé of Davis.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in a police shootout

 

Born: 1972

 

Died: July 23, 2003

 

Location: New York City, New York