Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Map of Crime Incidents in Prospect Heights/Park Slope

To view the map and/or post incidents on it, click here.

Murder: Herkimer & Boyland Streets (73rd Precinct)

ON TUESDAY 1/29/08 AT APPROX. 0550 HRS WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE 73 PCT. POLICE RESPONDED TO A CALL OF AN ASSAULT AT HERKIMER ST AND BOYLAND STREET. UPON ARRIVAL OFFICERS FOUND A M/B/46 WITH A STAB WOUND TO THE CHEST. VICTIM PRONOUNCED DOA AT THE SCENE. NO ARRESTS. INVESTIGATION CONTINUING.

DOA: DARRIN THREATT M/B/46
195 BOYLAND ST

Stabbing, Bushwick & Eldert Street (83rd Precinct)

ON 1-29-08 AT APPROX 0450 AT BUSHWICK AVE AND ELDERT STREET IN THE CONFINES OF THE 83 PCT A M/H/29 WAS STABBED 3X IN THE TORSO BY UNK PERSONS. THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION. INVESTIGATION ONGOING.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

MISSING: Miguel Diaz, 51 yrs old (83rd Precinct)

POLICE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING MIGUEL DIAZ, A M/H/51, LAST SEEN AT APPROX 0600 HRS ON 01-24-08 AT 421 HIMROD ST. IN THE CONFINES OF THE 83 PCT.

MISSING WAS WEARING A WHITE T-SHIRT, BLUE PANTS, AND BLUE SANDALS.

DIAZ IS OF GOOD PHYSICAL, BUT POOR MENTAL CONDITION.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS AT (800) 577-TIPS (8477). ALL CALLS ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.

***UPDATE ON THURSDAY, 1/31/08:

THE ABOVE INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN FOUND AND IS IN GOOD CONDITION.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Murder: Kings Highway (67th Precinct)

ON 01/26/2008 AT 0704 HRS, AT 9129 KINGS HWY (CONFINES 067 PCT) POLICE RESPONDED TO A 911 CALL FOR A MALE SHOT. UPON ARRIVAL (S/W C/O E 92 ST & KINGS HWY) POLICE DISCOVERED A M/B/32 SHOT NUMEROUS TIMES IN THE HEAD & TORSO. EMS RESPONDED AND PRONOUNCED THE AIDED DOA AT THE SCENE. NO ARRESTS. INVESTIGATION ONGOING.

VICTIM:

DARON BURCH
M/B/32

9129 KINGS HWY

Friday, January 25, 2008

Mugger caught: St. Marks, Franklin/Bedford (77th Precinct)

From Brooklynian.com's Crown Heights forum:
Last night (1/24) [around 7 - 8 pm] while rescuing a cat with a bad neck wound, a man yelled out. We asked if he was alright. he replied that he was okay but just got mugged. The perp was heading west toward Franklin when we gave chase. Called 911, friend chased and called.

Within minutes police cars, unmarked vans were there!! Perp was amazed that he was still being chased as he was apprehended on Franklin 4 blocks south.

Some guy on the street said how "f***ed" it was that the guy got caught.

I was exuberant that our involvement helped get this piece of crap off the street even for a little while.

The guy who got mugged found his phone and ipod dumped near the mugging site. I hope he presses charges.

Score one for the good guys. Thank God for all the police in our neighborhood right now. All it takes for evil to happen is for good people to do nothing. Get involved.

Push-In robbery near Highland Park (75th Precinct)

ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008, AT APPROXIMATELY 1900 HOURS, INSIDE OF 63 SUNNYSIDE AVENUE, IN THE CONFINES OF THE 75 PRECINCT. POLICE RESPONDED TO A REPORT OF A PUSH IN ROBBERY AT THE LOCATION. UPON ARRIVAL THEY WERE MET BY A M/H/77 AND A F/H/39 WHO STATED THAT THREE MALE HISPANICS KNOCKED AT THE FRONT DOOR AND STATED THEY WERE THE POLICE.

WHEN THE MALE VICTIM OPENED THE DOOR ALL THREE MALES PUSHED THEIR WAY INTO THE LOCATION. THEY HANDCUFFED THE VICTIMS AND REMOVED PROPERTY FROM THE LOCATION BEFORE FLEEING THE LOCATION.

THE SUSPECTS ARE DESCRIBED AS MALE HISPANICS ALL WEARING N.Y.P.D. WINDBREAKERS, DARK GLASSES AND DARK HATS. TWO OF THE SUSPECTS WERE ARMED WITH FIREARMS. THE M/H/77 SUSTAINED A LACERATION TO HIS HEAD WHEN ONE OF THE SUSPECTS HIT HIM WITH A FIREARM. HE WAS TREATED AND RELEASED AT BROOKDALE HOSPITAL. THERE ARE NO ARRESTS AT THIS TIME, THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.

Monday, January 21, 2008

MISSING In Crown Heights: Gabrielle Pierre, 13 years old (77th Precinct)

THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ASKING THE PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE WITH LOCATING THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUAL REPORTED MISSING IN THE CONFINES OF THE 77 PRECINCT.

THE MISSING, PIERRE, GABRIELLE, A F/B/13, OF 562 GRAND AVENUE, BROOKLYN, WAS LAST SEEN ON FRIDAY, 01/18/08 AT APPROX 0700 HOURS. SHE IS DESCRIBED AS BEING 5'3" TALL AND 115 LBS WITH BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES WITH DARK RIMMED GLASSES. THE MISSING WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A BLAZER AND WHITE SHIRT WITH BLACK PANTS AND A BOOK BAG.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF THIS MISSING IS ASKED TO CALL THE NYPD'S CRIMESTOPPERS HOTLINE AT 800-577-TIPS.


***UPDATE 2/3/08***

Gabrielle has been found and returned home.


Hate Crime Beating: Carroll Street, Brooklyn & Kingston (71st Precinct)

By Jess Wisloski & Tina Moore
Daily News

A 16-year-old Yeshiva student who told cops he was beaten by five black teens shouting hate-filled slurs said Sunday the attack has left him terrified - fearful of even walking outside his Brooklyn home.

A medical staple juts from a deep gash in the side of Samuel Balkany's head, a grim reminder of the ambush in Crown Heights at 10.30 p.m. on Friday.

"They were saying, 'Oh, little Jew boy, you think you own this neighborhood,'" Samuel said. "'Who are you, f---ing Jew?'"

Full Daily News story here.

WCBS-TV report here.

First account by www.CrownHeights.Info

Murder - Essex Street (75th Precinct)

ON 01-21-08 AT APPROXIMATELY 0430 HOURS I/V/O 270 ESSEX STREET, WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE 75 PRECINCT, POLICE RESPONDED TO A REPORT OF A MALE SHOT. UPON ARRIVAL POLICE DISCOVERED A M/H/23 WITH A GSW TO THE HEAD. EMS RESPONDED AND PRONOUNCED THE MALE DOA ON THE SCENE. THE IDENTITY OF THE DOA IS PENDING FAMILY NOTIFICATION. NO ARRESTS. THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Man Arrested for Brooklyn Robberies

By Alison Gendar
New York Daily News

Cops have nabbed a man responsible for a gunpoint robbery spree in Brooklyn, officials said Friday.

Michael Hunter, 26, of Crown Heights, was charged this week with six holdups, starting in December.

The most recent occurred Tuesday, when he and an accomplice robbed a victim of his cell phone and wallet on Eastern Parkway near Utica Ave., cops said.

Full story here.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Safety Alert: Eastern Parkway, Franklin & Classon (77th Precinct)

Posted by Pat G on Brooklynian.com's Prospect Heights forum:

At 6' 3'' 200 lbs, I'd thought for a long time that I'd be the last target of a mugging, but it happened the other night. Eastern Parkway, midway b/t Classon and Franklin, about 6.30 at night. I'd long ago stopped wearing the ipod at night, but I was still being dumb about the cell phone. I was tackled from behind, cell phone went flying, two guys, one front, one back. I didn't get hurt, just loss some cash, the phone (which they're still using), and a chunk of my dignity.

The police, who, overall, were great, drove me around for a couple hours, pointing out all the people who were doing the same thing as me--cell phones, ipods, prime targets. So be careful. They said they're going after white males with greater frequency. But everyone should keep their eyes open.
...

The assailants were two black males, ages 18-22. The guy I got the best look at was around 5-9, 5-10. The guy behind me was about the same height as me. It's winter, so they had parkas on, hoods up, no masks or anything like that.

It all happened so fast, but I was really struck by how perfectly they timed it. As I stood on the sidewalk, pissed as hell, watching them run and then walk away, stealing glances over their shoulders, I realized that there wasn't anyone within 100 yards either way. Naturally, I've been looking now and noticed that even at that time there are moments and places where you can have that big a gap. And maybe I wouldn't see anything a hundred or so yards up unless I was looking. Which I will be now.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

WANTED: Truck Robbery Team (Bed-Stuy, Crown Hts, Bushwick, Brownsville)

The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating two suspects who are wanted in connection with a ROBBERY PATTERN involving delivery trucks in the confines of the 81, 73, 79, 83 and 71 Precincts.

81 Pct 08-10-07 1228 hrs Lewis Avenue & Hart St - Vic M/H/32

73 Pct 08-28-07 1645 hrs f/o 79 Thatford Ave - Vics M/H/27, M/H/29

79 Pct 09-04-07 1037 hrs f/o 132 Nostrand Ave - Vic M/H/25

81 Pct 09-12-07 1300 hrs f/o 340 Reid Ave - Vic M/H/28

83 Pct 09-24-07 1150 hrs f/o 2 Pilling St - Vic M/H/27

81 Pct 10-23-07 1620 hrs Reid Ave & Lafayette Ave - Vic M/H/37

71 Pct 12-13-07 1740 hrs f/o 155 Empire Blvd - Vic M/H/29

In all of the above incidents, the suspects approach the victim(s) who are unloading various types of merchandise from delivery trucks and demand cash at gunpoint. There have been no injuries reported. During the robberies, the suspects take cash and cellphones.

The suspects are described as follows:

SUSPECT #1:

M/B/35-40

5'8",

225 lbs.,

Clean-shaven.

SUSPECT #2:

M/B/mid 30's

5'9",

130 - 140 lbs. (thin build),

Goatee and razor bumps on his face.

Both suspects are armed with guns and possibly driving a 1999 white Volvo station wagon. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Below is surveillance footage of the suspects (41 sec.)

video

Shooting at Banneker High School (88th Precinct)

From the Clinton Hill Blog, posted Tuesday 1/15/08:

I was informed today by Beuford Smith that there was a shooting incident recently in our neighborhood on Clinton Avenue in front of the Banneker School. Apparently there was a “disagreement” with two young fellows (one not a student at the school itself) ending with a shooting in front of the school. The young man who did the shooting was caught by the police.

ARRESTED for murder: Aaron Ballinger

NYPD reports the arrest of a suspect in the first homicide in New York City this year, the killing of Samuel Schley in the Brownsville Houses.

THE FOLLOWING SUSPECT HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS HOMICIDE.

ARRESTED:

AARON
BALLINGER, M/B/20

2535 LINDEN BLVD (Cypress Hills Houses)

CHARGES:

MURDER AND CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON

NY Post:

A thug heading to a hearing on a weapon-possession charge was nabbed at Brooklyn Criminal Court for an unrelated New Year's Day murder, authorities said yesterday.

Aaron Ballinger, 20, was nabbed Monday outside the [Brooklyn Criminal] courthouse on Schermerhorn Street and charged with the murder of Schley Samuel, 26, sources said.

Ballinger was allegedly chasing and firing at Samuel near Rockaway and Blake avenues at 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 1.

A bullet struck Samuel in the back and traveled through his liver and heart.

Tonight: 71st Precinct Community Council

The 71st Precinct Community Council meets at 7:30 pm at
Middle School 61
400 Empire Boulevard

Attempted Mugging - Lefferts & Schenectady Aves. (71st Precinct)

An incident from early morning of Wednesday 1/16/08, posted at CrownHeights.info:

A Bochur [young man] on his way home at 1:30am was accosted by a masked perpetrator who pulled a knife out and demanded the Bochurs Money. The incident took place on Lefferts and Schenectady Avenues.

The perpetrator was described as a Black male, wearing a blue hoodie, blue long down coat, approximately 5”6 and in his early 20’s. The perpetrator initially approached the Bochur and told him he was hungry and asked for money, then quietly told the Bochur to hand over his money and pulled out the knife.

The Bochur called 911 and Shomrim as he began fleeing in the other direction, police responded within seconds in large numbers and began searching the area for the perpetrator. Shomrim then assisted the Bochur with filing the police report.

In case of an Emergency never hesitate to call 911 and Shomrim at (718) 774-3333 24/7

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

MISSING in Bed-Stuy: Hunter Hinson, 13 years old (79th Precinct)

POLICE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING HUNTER HINSON, A F/B/13, WHO WAS LAST SEEN AT APPROX 2200 HRS ON 01-10-08 AT 436 LAFAYETTE AVE. IN THE CONFINES OF THE 79 PCT.

MISSING HAS PIERCED EARS, DIMPLES, AND WAS WEARING BLUE JEANS, A WHITE BLOUSE, AND BLACK BOOTS. MISSING USUALLY WEARS BLACK PLASTIC-FRAMED GLASSES. MISSING IS OF GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS AT (800) 577-TIPS (8477). ALL CALLS ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.

***UPDATE 2/3/08***

POLICE HAVE LOCATED HUNTER & MADE AN ARREST IN THIS CASE

MISSING in Crown Heights: Eda Swaby (77th Precinct)

ON MONDAY 1/13/2008 AT APPROXIMATELY 1000 HOURS, THE MISSING, EDA SWABY, A F/B/75 WAS LAST SEEN LEAVING HER RESIDENCE LOCATED AT 489 PROSPECT PLACE IN BROOKLYN.

THE MISSING IS DESCRIBED AS A BEING 5'2" TALL, 150 LBS WITH BROWN EYES AND GRAY HAIR. SHE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A DARK COLORED JACKET AND GREY PANTS.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS AT (800) 577-TIPS.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

ARRESTED for the murder of Stepha Henry

NYPD reports the arrest of a Brooklyn man in connection with the murder in Florida of student Stepha Henry of East New York, who disappeared last May after last being seen in a Miami nightclub. The body of Henry was never found, but she is presumed dead: details here and here.

NYPD report:

ON TUESDAY, 01/15/08, AT APPROXIMATELY 0800 HOURS, MEMBERS FROM THE NYPD INTELLIGENCE DIVISION FUGITIVE TASK FORCE ALONG WITH MEMBERS FROM THE MIAMI DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT APPREHENDED THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUAL WANTED IN CONNECTION A HOMICIDE THAT OCCURRED ON MAY 29, 2007 AT PEPPER'S CAFE, LOCATED AT 3828 N. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUNRISE, FLORIDA.

THE SUSPECT WAS ARRESTED AT THE CANARSIE PIER, LOCATED AT 2200 ROCKAWAY PKWY, IN THE CONFINES OF THE 69 PRECINCT WITHOUT INCIDENT.

ARRESTED: KENDRICK LINCOLN WILLIAMS, M/B/32, DOB 05/14/75
1149 EAST 40 STREET, BROOKLYN

CHARGES: PENDING

Monday, January 14, 2008

Meeting Tonight: 77th Precinct Community Council

7:30 pm
Marcus Garvey Nursing Home

Murder - Thomas Boyland Street (73rd Precinct)

From the New York Post:

A man was found tied up and beaten to death in his Brownsville apartment early yesterday, police said.

A relative found Glenroy Smith, 49, on the floor with bound hands and feet at 592 Thomas S. Boyland Street shortly before 9 a.m., according to neighbor Glen Ford.

"The house was ransacked. Everything was turned upside down," Ford said. Smith had suffered blunt trauma to his torso and head, police said.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Shooting - Malcolm X & Bainbridge (81st Precinct)

ON JANUARY 11, 2008 AT APPROXIMATELY 1903 HRS AN ON DUTY DETECTIVE HEARD GUNFIRE IN THE VICINITY OF REID AVE AND BAINBRIDGE STREET WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE 81ST PCT. THE SUSPECTS THEN FLED IN A VEHICLE UNAWARE THAT THEY WERE BEING FOLLOWED BY THE DETECTIVE.

THE VEHICLE CAME TO A STOP IN THE VICINITY OF 296 LEXINGTON AVE (V/O 79 PCT) AND THE 2 MALES EXITED THEIR VEHICLE. THE DET ALSO FOLLOWED ON FOOT. THE SUSPECTS BECAME AWARE AND ONE MALE TURNED WITH A GUN IN HIS HAND AND THE DETECTIVE DISCHARGED HIS WEAPON.

IT IS BELIEVED THAT NEITHER OF THE MALES WAS STRUCK. THE 2 MALES THEN FLED INTO 298 LEXINGTON AVE, WHERE A SEARCH FOR THE SUSPECTS BEGAN. UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION AT THE ORIGINAL SCENE IT WAS LEARNED THAT 2 MALES (M/B/17 & M/B/20) HAD SUSTAINED NON LIFE THREATENING GUNSHOT WOUNDS. BOTH VICTIMS WERE REMOVED TO KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL IN STABLE CONDITION. A FIREARM HAS BEEN RECOVERED IN THE REAR OF 292 LEXINGTON AVE. A PHOTO OF THE FIREARM IS ATTACHED. INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Letter Writing Campaign a Success

The Crown Heights Coalition is happy to say we feel our letter writing campaign has been a huge success. Thank you to everyone for participating; your voices have been heard!!!

The Coalition commends Commissioner Kelly for responding to the the community by deploying one third of the 1800 graduating rookies to six Brooklyn precincts (including the 77th and the 71st precincts) to combat the increase in crime that our community has been experiencing. We see this as a positive and necessary step towards achieving the level of safety we all want to see in Crown Heights.

The Coalition looks forward to working with our precincts and the new recruits to make our streets safer for everyone. We urge all members of the community to attend their precinct council meetings in January to voice your concerns to your commanding officers.

And please extend a warm welcome to these new officers when you encounter them in the community. Remember, police/community relations is a 2 way street, it is up to each of us to do our part.

77th Precinct Council Meeting:
January 14, 7:30 pm
Marcus Garvey Nursing Home
810 St. Marks Place

WANTED for Robbery at Franklin Ave. Shuttle (77th Precinct)

THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ASKING THE PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING THE SUSPECT WANTED F0R A ROBBERY AT THE PARK PLACE "S" SUBWAY STATION C/O FRANKLIN AVE AND PARK PLC, WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE 77 PCT. DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

ON THURSDAY 12-13-08 THE SUSPECT, A M/B LATE TEENS, APPROACHED THE VICTIM, A M/B/18, FROM BEHIND AND GRABBED HIM DEMANDING HIS PROPERTY. THE SUSPECT THEN REMOVED THE VICTIM'S PROPERTY AND FLED THE LOCATION. THERE WERE NO REPORTED INJURIES.

SUSPECT:

M/B/17-20, 5'7" - 5'9" WEARING A BLACK 8 BALL JACKET

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO THIS ROBBERY IS ASKED TO CALL THE NYPD'S CRIMESTOPPERS HOTLINE AT 800-577-TIPS.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Shooting - Hancock Street (81st Precinct)

ON 1-07-08 AT APROX 2330 HOURS POLICE RESPONDED TO A 911 CALL OF A MALE SHOT INSIDE OF 471 HANCOCK STREET IN THE CONFINES OF THE 81 PCT. UPON ARRIVAL THEY DISCOVERED A M/B/30 SHOT 1X IN THE IN THE HEAD. THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL WHERE HE IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. NO ARRESTS. INVESTIGATION ONGOING.

From NY Post Police blotter, 1/10/08:

A man who was shot and critically wounded in Bedford-Stuyvesant Monday had also been the victim of a shooting attack on the same block in 2002, police sources said yesterday.

Alexander Davis, 30, was shot in the eye and chest in a Hancock Street apartment building near Marcus Garvey Boulevard Monday night when a man opened fire for unknown reasons and fled, sources said.

Davis was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he was fighting for his life.

The details of the 2002 shooting were not immediately available.

Murder - Madison Street, Bushwick (83rd Precinct)

ON 1-7-08 AT APROX 2215 HOURS INSIDE OF 1392 MADISON STREET IN THE CONFINES OF THE 83 PCT POLICE RESPONDED TO A 911 CALL OF A PERSON SHOT. UPON THERE ARRIVAL THEY DISCOVERED TWO PEOPLE SHOT. VICTIM #1 F/H/26 WAS PRONOUNCED DOA AT THE SCENE. VICTIM #2 M/H/41 WAS TAKEN TO ELMHURST HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION. INVESTIGATION ONGOING.

THE DOA HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS:

MARIBEL HERNANDEZ, 26
1392 MADISON STREET

Thursday, January 3, 2008

MISSING in Bed-Stuy: Nettie Goolsby (79th Precinct)

ON MONDAY 12-31-07 AT APPROXIMATELY 1937 HRS THE FOLLOWING PERSON WAS REPORTED MISSING FROM WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE 79 PCT:
NETTIE GOOLSBY, F/B/65
48 Hart Street.

THE MISSING WAS LAST SEEN AT HER RESIDENCE ON 12-20-07 AT APPROXIMATELY 1500 HRS.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE MISSING IS ASKED TO CALL THE NYPD'S CRIMESTOPPERS HOTLINE AT 800-577-TIPS.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Police Shooting - One Dead (75th Precinct)

ON 1-01-08 AT APPROX 2100 HOURS IN FRONT OF 970 BELMONT AVE IN THE CONFINES OF THE 75 PCT MEMBERS OF BROOKLYN NORTH NARCOTICS WHILE CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION ENCOUNTERED AN ARMED MALE. SHOTS WERE FIRED AT THE LOCATION AND THE ARMED PERP WAS STRUCK. THE PERP WAS TAKEN TO BROOKDALE WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DOA AT 2130 HOURS. A GUN WAS RECOVERED AT THE SCENE.INVESTIGATION ONGOING.

Murder - Brownsville Houses (73rd Precinct)

NYPD reports the first murder of 2008:

ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2008 AT APPROXIMATELY 0209 HOURS, IN THE VICINITY OF ROCKAWAY AVE & BLAKE AVENUE, IN THE CONFINES OF THE 73 PRECINCT, POLICE RESPONDED TO A REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED. UPON ARRIVAL A M/B/26 WAS FOUND WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE CHEST. THE VICTIM WAS REMOVED TO BROOKDALE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED D.O.A. AT 0300 HOURS. THERE ARE NO ARRESTS AT THIS TIME, THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.

***UPDATE***

Victim identified as

Samuel Schley of 3661 Nostrand Ave.