On Saturday July 16, 2011 at approximately 1903 hours at the corner of East 39 Street and Avenue J, within the confines of the 63 Precinct, a M/B/13 was approached by an unidentified suspect who fired a gun striking the victim in the buttocks. The suspect walked up East 39 Street towards Avenue K where he fired at a M/B/15 striking him in the torso. The suspect then fled the location on foot. Both victims were transported to Kings County Hospital where the 15 year old was pronounced DOA. There are no arrests at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
The deceased has been identified as:
Dequan Mercurius, M/B/15
54 Hubbard Place