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Gunman Arrested in Washington Heights Drug Murder, NYPD Says

Police arrested the gunman wanted in a drug slaying in Washington Heights last month.

Tamir Styles, 45, was taken into custody Wednesday in Franklin Township, NJ, where he had been arrested for drug possession.

Styles, who lives in Somerset, New Jersey, waived extradition and was returned to the city, where he was ordered held without bail at his arraignment.

Police said they fired from a passing pickup truck and killed Charbel Azouki, 44, of the Bronx, in a drive-by shooting on the night of February 15.

The victim was struck in the head and chest on Riverside Drive near W. 163rd St., police said. Beside her was a bag of drugs and a bag of cell phones.

Azouki was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, but could not be saved.

He had a prior drug arrest, police said.

Styles has six arrests, all in New Jersey, including four for drugs.

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