Parolee who served 27 years for murder busted in NYC woman’s slaying

A felon who was released from prison last year after doing 27 years for murder was busted in a new killing Thursday in Staten Island, cops said.

Shaeem Chavis, 45, was arrested at his parole rep’s office and charged with shooting Nadine Russel, 61, to death at her home on Park Hill Avenue on Wednesday, according to police.

Chavis — who was on lifetime parole after doing nearly three decades for a 1993 slaying — allegedly shot Russel in the head and also shot a 43-year-old man she was friends with in the shoulder at her apartment around 6 a.m., police said.

She was declared dead on the scene. The man, whose identity wasn’t released, was taken to Richmond University Medical Center in stable condition.

Chavis was charged with murder, assault one, criminal possession of a loaded firearm, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm, police said.

The Park Hill Avenue building in Staten Island where Shaeem Chavis, 45, allegedly killed 61-year-old Nadine Russel.
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NYPD vehicles at scene of Staten Island slaying
A man also shot during the crime was in stable condition.
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He was released from prison in March 2021 for killing a person during a robbery on Nov. 13, 1993, officials said. 

Police believe the new killing was narcotics related because of statements from the surviving victim about drug activity at the location, officials said.