Friday, August 19, 2011

Killer of Teen Caught; Arresting Officers Honored (77th Precinct)

In early June, 14-year-old Tyrek O'Hara-Morris was shot to death at 1250 Park Place.

Following an investigation, the following suspect was apprehended and arrested:

Dequan Edwards, M/B/18 
1598 Sterling Place, Apt 2F

Murder 2
Criminal Possession of a Weapon

NYPD Sergeant Robert Maloney, Police Officer Danny Fana and Police Officer Steven Minucci were recognized Thursday August 18, 2011 at Police Headquarters for apprehending an armed individual on June 2nd who Detectives later identified as the suspect in the murder of a 14- year-old boy that occurred the previous night in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

The officers were on patrol in the 77 Precinct when they observed a man, Dequan Edwards, grabbing and adjusting his waistband while walking along Rochester Avenue. When the officers approached Edwards to stop and question him regarding what they believed was a gun in his possession he fled into a building. The officers pursued Edwards and apprehended him after a brief struggle.  At the time of the arrest Edwards was in possession of a loaded .22 caliber firearm.

After further investigation it was determined that Edwards was wanted for the homicide that occurred the previous night when 14- year- old Tyrek O'Hara-Morris was shot in the eye and killed on Park Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Edwards was charged with Homicide and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

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