Safety alerts, helpful links and occasional commentary on crime in Central Brooklyn, with a focus on the following precincts: 71st and 77th (Crown Heights), 79th and 81st (Bedford-Stuyvesant), 73rd (Brownsville) and 88th (Fort Greene/Clinton Hill).
Friday, September 9, 2011
VIDEO of Labor Day Murder and Gunfight on Park Place (77th Precinct)
This video was recovered from the scene of a homicide that occurred on Monday, September 5 at 9:04 p.m. at 637 Park Place in the confines of the 77 Precinct.
Eusi Johnson M/B/29, the victim of the homicide, is seen running from the location after being shot one time in the neck by the suspect Leroy Webster M/B/32.
Shortly after Johnson exits the building, Webster is seen running after the victim and firing another round in his direction. The suspect then returns to the front door of the building and turns to shoot at responding NYPD officers.
Webster falls after police fire. He later raises his firearm again and shoots again. Webster is then struck by fire returned by the officers.
Webster was taken into custody and charged with Murder 2 and Attempted Murder. Johnson later expired from his wound to the neck. Two (2) NYPD officers suffered non-life-threatening wounds.