Category Archives: New York State

Killed – Miguel Bobe (Rochester, NY)

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A 50-year-old Rochester man was shot to death on Woodman Park on the city’s east side early Sunday.

Rochester police did not release the name of the man, who was found near 20 Woodman Park, just north of an intersection with Clifford Avenue, about 2:10 a.m. Sunday.

Lt. Ron Malley of the Rochester Police Department said officers responded for a call of shots fired in the area. Once on scene, they found the injured man with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.

The injured man was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital by Rural/Metro Medical Services ambulance, where he died from his injuries, Malley said.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/2013/12/29/rochester-man-50-shot-to-death-on-woodman-park-in-city/4239199/

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/columnists/ramos/2014/01/05/nestor-ramos-challenges-allowed-us-to-learn-much-about-warren/4320179/

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/826554/Bobe-Miguel.php

Killed – Maurice Foster Jr. (Buffalo, NY)

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— Maurice A. Foster Jr., 23, who died after being shot Saturday evening in the 100 block of Domedion Avenue, which runs off Genesee Street near Schiller Park.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/two-buffalo-homicide-victims-identified-20131231

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/the-citys-homicide-victims-in-2013-20140101

http://www.bpdny.org/Home/Statistics/2013Homicides

Killed – Tyrone Arthur (Yonkers, NY)

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Da’Quan Johnson and Moore are accused of traveling with other gang members to Highland Avenue and Jackson Street, ground held by their rivals, and firing into a crowd gathered at a candlelight vigil for a motorcyclist killed in an earlier bike accident. At 10:17 p.m. Arthur was shot in the chest. He died later that night at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Charles Gardner, the Commissioner of the Yonkers Police Department, announced today the unsealing of charges against DA’QUAN JOHNSON, a/k/a “Bloody,” a/k/a “Buddha,” JAMES JOHNSON, a/k/a “Jimmy,” and KENNETH MOORE, a/k/a “Doogie” for a fatal shooting related to gang rivalry in Yonkers.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated: “Once again we charge another senseless killing of a bystander by rival street gangs and drug dealers underscoring the continuing need to dismantle these violent groups, who not only threaten each other but everyone around them. We and our law enforcement partners remain dedicated to this goal.”

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos stated: “Members and associates of street gangs viciously defend their respective territories, at times aligning themselves with each other to engage in acts of violence against anyone who dares to encroach on the area they control. In this case, murder served as the final result in the constant violence between two gangs. Eradicating gangs and stamping out the violence they bring to our neighborhoods remain top priorities for the FBI. The people of our communities deserve the right to live in a society that is free from violence. One in which walking to the corner store or sending children to school doesn’t trigger the fear of violence lurking around every bend.”

Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner stated: “The arrest of these violent individuals will make the streets of Yonkers a safer place. While working with our federal and local law enforcement partners we continue to make progress in aggressively pursuing and removing violent gang members from our community. Gang members operating in Yonkers should be warned that they may be the target of other ongoing investigations and they will ultimately be held accountable for their actions. I would like to specifically thank the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of NY and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force for their tenacious efforts in this investigation.”

According to the allegations in the Indictment unsealed today in White Plains federal court and other documents in the public record:

DA’QUAN JOHNSON, JAMES JOHNSON, and MOORE are members and affiliates of the “Grimy Motherfuckers,” or “GMF,” a local, street-level gang operating in and around the Schlobohm Housing Project in Yonkers, New York. At its inception, GMF was aligned with the Strip Boyz, a different street gang that was likewise based in the Schlobohm Housing Project in Yonkers and was made up of members one generation older than most GMF members. GMF and the Strip Boyz controlled crack cocaine and marijuana sales in and around the Schlobohm Housing Project and were allied in disputes with rival gang members, including members of the Cliff Street Gangsters and the Elm Street Wolves, two gangs from the east side of Nepperhan Avenue in Yonkers.

In late June and early July 2012, federal authorities arrested 20 members of the Strip Boyz on charges of narcotics distribution and/or firearm offenses in a case captioned United States v. Mark David, S1 12 Cr. 214 (ER) (S.D.N.Y.). All 20 defendants have pled guilty in satisfaction of the charges.

The federal arrests of the Strip Boyz left GMF the dominant gang in the area around the Schlobohm Housing Project, and GMF members have continued to engage in acts of violence and intimidation to preserve the dominance of the Schlobohm Housing Project and the surrounding areas that they previously shared with the Strip Boyz. Above all, GMF members are aligned in their ongoing disputes with rival gangs in southwest Yonkers, among them a gang based in the vicinity of Highland Avenue known as “Highland.”

The dispute between GMF and Highland resulted in members of those gangs committing numerous acts of violence against one another. With regard to the conduct that underlies the Indictment, on December 27, 2013, a shooting occurred in the vicinity of Palisade Avenue and Elm Street in Yonkers, which is territory controlled by GMF. After the shooting occurred, members of GMF received information that the individuals responsible for it were members of Highland. In retaliation for the shooting, the same night, DA’QUAN JOHNSON and KENNETH MOORE, along with other GMF members, traveled to territory controlled by Highland with the intent of retaliating. A GMF member then shot into a crowd that had congregated for a candlelight vigil at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Jackson Street. One of the bullets hit Tyrone Arthur in the chest, killing him. After the murder, JAMES JOHNSON took custody of the murder weapon and hid it from law enforcement.

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DA’QUAN JOHNSON, 23, of Yonkers, and MOORE, 24, of Mount Vernon, New York are charged with conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1959(a)(5); murder in aid of racketeering, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1959(a)(1) and 2; and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence resulting in death, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(j). JAMES JOHNSON, 22, of Yonkers, is charged with being an accessory after the fact to the murder, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 3.

DA’QUON JOHNSON and JAMES JOHNSON were arrested this morning in Yonkers. They were presented before United States Magistrate Judge Judith C. McCarthy. KENNETH MOORE arrested in Georgia and presented in Atlanta federal court.

Mr. Bharara praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI’s Westchester Violent Crimes Task Force, which is comprised of agents and detectives of the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, the City of Yonkers Police Department, the Westchester County Police, the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. He also thanked the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office and the Atlanta Field Office of the FBI. He added that the investigation is continuing.

The prosecution is being handled by the Office’s White Plains Division and Violent Crimes Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Hartman is in charge of the prosecution.

The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/17/three-charged-shooting-death-yonkers-man/12813489/

https://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2014/three-charged-in-white-plains-federal-court-in-connection-with-december-2013-homicide

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/crime/2014/12/11/yonkers-gang-arests-community-reaction/20262289/

http://westchester.news12.com/news/police-arrest-made-in-tyrone-arthur-s-murder-in-yonkers-1.6705421

http://westchester.news12.com/news/vigil-held-for-tyrone-arthur-shot-killed-in-yonkers-1.6696731

http://westchester.news12.com/news/3-alleged-gang-members-indicted-for-december-shooting-death-of-tyrone-arthur-on-jackson-street-in-yonkers-1.8858806

http://westchester.news12.com/news/annette-arthur-grieves-for-son-fatally-shot-in-yonkers-1.6690735

https://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2014/thirteen-members-and-associates-of-violent-yonkers-street-gang-charged-in-white-plains-federal-court-with-racketeering-violent-crimes-narcotics-conspiracy-and-firearms-offenses

http://nypost.com/2014/07/18/three-gang-members-charged-in-shooting-of-gathered-mourners/

http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2013/December/28/Yonkers_murder-28Dec13.htm

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=tyrone-arthur&pid=168881911

Killed – Andrew Mateo (Utica, NY)

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UTICA, N.Y. — Authorities say they’ve investigating the death of a man whose car crashed into a central New York building after he was shot.

Police in Utica tell local media outlets that 25-year-old Andrew Mateo of Utica was inside his car when he got into an argument with someone who shot him around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Officials say Mateo drove away from the scene but lost consciousness and drove into a dentistry building.

Mateo was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/utica_driver_dies_after_being_shot_crashing_into_building.html#incart_river_default

http://www.uticaod.com/article/20131227/NEWS/131229562

http://www.uticaod.com/article/20131226/NEWS/131229590

http://www.uticaod.com/article/20150123/News/150129778

http://www.uticaod.com/photogallery/NY/20131227/PHOTOGALLERY/122709999/PH/1

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/uticaod/obituary.aspx?pid=168811600

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Andrew-Mateo-97443315

Killed – James Torres (Bronx, NY)

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Cops shot and killed an ex-con with a lengthy rap sheet Thursday morning in the Bronx after chasing him down for a gunpoint robbery at an ATM, cops and police sources said.

James Torres, 44, was killed in front of an apartment building on Davidson Ave. in Morris Heights around 4:04 a.m. after a scuffle with several cops, police said.

Torres had just stolen an iPhone and wallet from a 24-year-old man who was in a Chase Bank ATM vestibule on W. Burnside Ave., cops said.

The robbery victim quickly went outside and flagged down a marked police car.

The officers then drove around with the victim until he spotted Torres, broadcasting the wanted man’s description over the radio, a cops and a police source said.

One of the cops exited the patrol car and chased the robber on foot as Torres ran a Davidson Ave. building about a block away, the source said.

Several cops joined the chase as Torres, who entered a small enclosed area outside the building’s main entrance, began banging on the door, the source said.

A fight ensued between Torres and the cops. One of the cops fired his gun, striking Torres twice in the chest, cops said.

Torres was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he died at 4:46 a.m. The cops were treated for tinnitus.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/cops-shoot-kill-man-bronx-article-1.1558655

http://nypost.com/2013/12/26/cops-shoot-armed-thief-in-atm-heist/

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/12/26/robbery-suspect-killed-in-police-involved-shooting-in-the-bronx/

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Police-Involved-Shooting-Bronx-Armed-Robber-ATM-Morris-Heights-Death-Suspect-237293201.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/27/nyregion/police-fatally-shoot-an-armed-robbery-suspect-in-the-bronx.html?_r=0

http://abc7ny.com/archive/9372468/

http://bronx.news12.com/news/police-involved-shooting-on-west-tremont-avenue-leaves-james-torres-of-locust-point-dead-1.6675205

Killed – Sylvester Scott (Albany, NY)

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Two young girls are grieving the brutal death of their father instead of looking forward to opening Christmas presents.

“They are having a hard time of it and are up and down,” said Nabresha Hicks as she stood near a memorial set up at the corner of Grand and Elm streets where her husband and father of girls ages 9 and 13 was gunned down on the street just before 9 a.m. Monday.

Sylvester Scott, 37, was Albany’s seventh homicide of the year. Not since 2009 have there been so many killings in the city.

One of the stray rounds missed a 4-year-old girl by inches in a basement apartment near the shooting, her father said.

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany County District Attorney David Soares said two Albany men were found guilty of a December 2013 murder.

Kareem Murray, 33, and Russel Palmer, 48, were found guilty after a jury trial of one count of Murder in the Second Degree, one count of Conspiracy in the Second Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree.

A long-term investigation found that on December 23, 2013, Murray and Palmer intentionally caused the death of 37-year-old Sylvester Scott of Albany by shooting him with a firearm, Soares said. The incident occurred outside 81 Grand St. in the city of Albany.

When Kareem Murray learned that a female friend was sexually assaulted, he did not wait for the justice system.

He teamed up with his uncle, fellow convicted felon Russell Palmer, and two days before Christmas in 2013 the two-man hit team exacted street justice on 37-year-old Sylvester “Soup” Scott, the man they believed was responsible for the attack.

They killed the wrong man.

On Monday, an Albany County judge sentenced both killers to 39 years to life in prison for Scott’s murder and for possessing felony weight cocaine found in a vehicle.

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Tears-for-dad-on-their-holiday-5091074.php

http://news10.com/2015/05/15/two-albany-men-found-guilty-of-murder/

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/2-life-sentences-for-life-taken-6342501.php

http://news10.com/2014/04/25/albany-murders-remain-unsolved/

http://news10.com/2013/12/26/family-remembers-albany-shooting-victim-on-christmas-day/

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Family-feud-in-Albany-revenge-murder-trial-6246167.php

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Tears-for-dad-on-their-holiday-5091074.php

http://www.niagara-gazette.com/obituaries/sylvester-scott-jr/article_bc66ef2e-5bb8-5677-bec5-756f602192d4.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?pid=168858290

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Sylvester-Scott-97451812

Killed – John Stein (Buffalo, NY)

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Buffalo police have identified the man killed in a shooting in Riverside Friday night.

John Stein, 19, of Buffalo, was struck by gunfire in the first block of Humphrey Road. Detectives said officers initially responded to an accident call about 7 p.m. but when they arrived on the scene, they discovered a man had been shot. The victim was taken to Kenmore Mercy Hospital, police said.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/riverside/police-identify-man-killed-in-riverside-shooting-20131214

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/local/north-buffalo/2013/12/13/shooting-in-riverside-friday-night/4019289/

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/crime/2014/06/25/police-looking-for-killer/11372723/

http://www.bpdny.org/Home/Statistics/2013Homicides

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/buffalonews/obituary.aspx?pid=168572725

Killed – Daquan Wilson (Brooklyn, NY)

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BROOKLYN — A man was shot and killed outside a Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment building after a dispute with two other men early Friday morning, NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

Daquan Wilson, 27, was shot in the chest outside 594 Quincy St., approximately two blocks from his Gates Avenue home, shortly after midnight, the NYPD said.

He was rushed to Woodhull Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Wilson encountered the two other men on the street and the group began arguing, Kelly said during a Friday morning press conference.

Daquan Wilson, 27, took a bullet to the torso at 12:26 a.m. on the sidewalk of Quincy St. near Lewis Ave., police said.

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20131213/bed-stuy/man-shot-killed-outside-bed-stuy-apartment-building-nypd-says

http://brooklyn.news12.com/news/daquan-wilson-fatally-shot-on-quincy-street-in-bed-stuy-1.6600415

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/man-27-fatally-shot-brooklyn-quincy-st-article-1.1546879

Double Shooting – Killed – Benjamin Palemon (North Valley Stream, NY)

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A Queens man – on the run from his parole officer – was charged and arraigned Tuesday after he allegedly committed a double shooting in North Valley Stream that killed one victim and seriously injured the other, Nassau County police said.

Joshua Geddes, 23, of Queens Village, was arraigned Dec. 10 on charges of second-degree murder and violation of parole. Nassau County District Court Judge David Goodsell ordered him held without bail during the appearance at the Hempstead courthouse.

Court documents obtained by Examiner.com allege Geddes was “acting in consort with another,” when he alleged committed the crime. Police have not said if they are searching for another suspect in connection with the incident.

Geddes has been charged for the double shooting that occurred in the vicinity of 18 Charles Street in North Valley Stream on Monday. When police arrived, they found 21-year-old Benjamin Palemon had been shot and was lying on the sidewalk in front of a home on the block. He was taken to an area hospital, but was pronounced dead about 40 minutes after the shooting, police said.

Officers located an unidentified 22-year-old man a short distance away. He too was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He was listed Tuesday in guarded condition, according to a police news release.

Nassau County Police responded to 18 Charles St. in the Alden Terrace section at about 6 p.m. on Dec. 9 after receiving calls about shots in the area. Officers found a 21-year-old man, identified as Benjamin Palemon, of North Valley Stream, laying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital and was pronounced dead by doctors at 6:40 p.m.

http://www.examiner.com/article/man-charged-fatal-north-valley-stream-shooting

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/man-arrested-in-north-valley-stream-fatal-shooting-1.6574931

http://liherald.com/valleystream/stories/Man-shot-and-killed-in-North-Valley-Stream,51608

http://www.longisland.com/news/12-10-13/woman-found-dead-medford-home-two-shot-valley-stream-road.html

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/man-shot-in-north-valley-stream-streets-closed-say-cops-1.6573148

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/cops-benjamin-palemon-was-north-valley-stream-shooting-victim-1.6588369

http://www.longisland.com/news/12-10-13/ncpd-crime-alert-man-found-dead-in-n-valley-stream-second-victim-found-wounded-nearby.html

http://liherald.com/stories/Man-shot-and-killed-in-North-Valley-Stream,51608

http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/12/11/n-valley-stream-murder-victim-identified/

http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/12/10/queens-man-charged-with-murder-in-valley-stream-slaying/

http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/12/31/valley-stream-man-charged-with-murder/

http://longisland.news12.com/news/joshua-geddes-23-charged-in-north-valley-stream-fatal-shooting-1.6573642

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (North Valley Stream, NY)

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A Queens man – on the run from his parole officer – was charged and arraigned Tuesday after he allegedly committed a double shooting in North Valley Stream that killed one victim and seriously injured the other, Nassau County police said.

Joshua Geddes, 23, of Queens Village, was arraigned Dec. 10 on charges of second-degree murder and violation of parole. Nassau County District Court Judge David Goodsell ordered him held without bail during the appearance at the Hempstead courthouse.

Court documents obtained by Examiner.com allege Geddes was “acting in consort with another,” when he alleged committed the crime. Police have not said if they are searching for another suspect in connection with the incident.

Geddes has been charged for the double shooting that occurred in the vicinity of 18 Charles Street in North Valley Stream on Monday. When police arrived, they found 21-year-old Benjamin Palemon had been shot and was lying on the sidewalk in front of a home on the block. He was taken to an area hospital, but was pronounced dead about 40 minutes after the shooting, police said.

Officers located an unidentified 22-year-old man a short distance away. He too was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He was listed Tuesday in guarded condition, according to a police news release.

Nassau County Police responded to 18 Charles St. in the Alden Terrace section at about 6 p.m. on Dec. 9 after receiving calls about shots in the area. Officers found a 21-year-old man, identified as Benjamin Palemon, of North Valley Stream, laying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital and was pronounced dead by doctors at 6:40 p.m.

http://www.examiner.com/article/man-charged-fatal-north-valley-stream-shooting

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/man-arrested-in-north-valley-stream-fatal-shooting-1.6574931

http://liherald.com/valleystream/stories/Man-shot-and-killed-in-North-Valley-Stream,51608

http://www.longisland.com/news/12-10-13/woman-found-dead-medford-home-two-shot-valley-stream-road.html

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/man-shot-in-north-valley-stream-streets-closed-say-cops-1.6573148

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/cops-benjamin-palemon-was-north-valley-stream-shooting-victim-1.6588369

http://www.longisland.com/news/12-10-13/ncpd-crime-alert-man-found-dead-in-n-valley-stream-second-victim-found-wounded-nearby.html

http://liherald.com/stories/Man-shot-and-killed-in-North-Valley-Stream,51608

http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/12/11/n-valley-stream-murder-victim-identified/

http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/12/10/queens-man-charged-with-murder-in-valley-stream-slaying/

http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/12/31/valley-stream-man-charged-with-murder/

http://longisland.news12.com/news/joshua-geddes-23-charged-in-north-valley-stream-fatal-shooting-1.6573642

Killed – Yithro Morton (Albany, NY)

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Police in Albany say they’re investigating the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man. Officials said officers responding to a report of a shooting on First Street around 2 a.m. Monday found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. The Albany resident was treated at the scene by emergency personnel and taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital, where he later died from his injuries. No other information, including the victim’s name, has been released.

http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2013/dec/09/1210murder/

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Gunfire-kills-1-wounds-2-in-city-5240148.php

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Gunfire-death-and-questions-5048277.php

http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2013/dec/23/1223_shotdead/

http://news10.com/2014/04/25/albany-murders-remain-unsolved/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=yithro-morton&pid=168524533&fhid=27358

Killed – Samuel L. Smalls (Buffalo, NY)

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Buffalo Police tonight identified the city’s latest fatal shooting victim as Samuel L. Smalls, 22, of Buffalo.

Smalls was shot near Shirley Avenue and Suffolk Street shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, police said. He died later in the Erie County Medical Center.

Smalls was with two other men when a gunman approached them and began firing, Chief of Detectives Dennis J. Richards said. Smalls died shortly after his arrival at the hospital.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/police-blotter/police-seek-leads-in-shooting-death-of-22-year-old-20131209

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/police-seek-link-in-nine-homicides-20131209

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/10/the-gun-report-december-10-2013/?_r=0

Double Shooting – Killed – Francisco Pirir (Eastport, NY)

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An East Moriches man was arrested by Suffolk County Police on Saturday night and charged with the shooting death of an Eastport man in a home invasion in December.

Paul Batterson Jr., 22, faces a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the killing of 45-year-old Francisco Pirir at his East Moriches Boulevard home during the early morning hours of December 8, 2013. He is being held at the 5th Precinct and was slated to be arraigned this morning at 1st District Court in Central Islip.

County Police said the shooting occurred shortly before 3:30 in the morning, when two masked men smashed through the door of the small rental home, demanded money from the residents of the home, and shot Mr. Pirir in the face with a shotgun, killing him. A second resident of the home, Mr. Pirir’s uncle, was shot in the hand, and was treated at a local hospital and released. The suspects then fled the home.

The seven residents of the house were all migrant workers. Mr. Pirir had four children in Guatemala, and family both there and locally. The Eastport community rallied to raise money for his funeral, and to help his family financially.

Police said the 22-year-old suspect and a second masked gunman who has yet to be apprehended broke into the victim’s house on East Moriches Boulevard, announced a robbery and fatally shot Pirir at 3:24 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Eastport/49198/Suffolk-Police-Make-Arrest-In-Eastport-Home-Invasion-Murder-In-December

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/One-Man-Killed-Injured-Eastport-Long-Island-Shooting-234967421.html

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/01/19/suspect-charged-with-killing-long-island-man-during-robbery/

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/francisco-pirir-shooting-death-in-eastport-1.6831411?image=4

http://patch.com/new-york/westhampton-hamptonbays/cops-man-charged-in-eastport-shooting-death

http://www.longislandpress.com/2014/01/19/eastport-home-invasion-murder-suspect-nabbed/

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http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/francisco-pirir-shooting-death-in-eastport-1.6831411

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/fatal-shooting-in-eastport-1.6564360

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Eastport, NY)

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An East Moriches man was arrested by Suffolk County Police on Saturday night and charged with the shooting death of an Eastport man in a home invasion in December.

Paul Batterson Jr., 22, faces a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the killing of 45-year-old Francisco Pirir at his East Moriches Boulevard home during the early morning hours of December 8, 2013. He is being held at the 5th Precinct and was slated to be arraigned this morning at 1st District Court in Central Islip.

County Police said the shooting occurred shortly before 3:30 in the morning, when two masked men smashed through the door of the small rental home, demanded money from the residents of the home, and shot Mr. Pirir in the face with a shotgun, killing him. A second resident of the home, Mr. Pirir’s uncle, was shot in the hand, and was treated at a local hospital and released. The suspects then fled the home.

The seven residents of the house were all migrant workers. Mr. Pirir had four children in Guatemala, and family both there and locally. The Eastport community rallied to raise money for his funeral, and to help his family financially.

Police said the 22-year-old suspect and a second masked gunman who has yet to be apprehended broke into the victim’s house on East Moriches Boulevard, announced a robbery and fatally shot Pirir at 3:24 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Eastport/49198/Suffolk-Police-Make-Arrest-In-Eastport-Home-Invasion-Murder-In-December

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/One-Man-Killed-Injured-Eastport-Long-Island-Shooting-234967421.html

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Killed – Brandon R. Cahee (Buffalo, NY)

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The body of a 28-year-old Eggertsville man who had been shot to death was found about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in a house on Ericson Avenue, Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael DeGeorge said.

The victim, identified as Brandon R. Cahee, was found in the upstairs apartment of a house in the first block of Ericson. His unoccupied vehicle was found running in the driveway by an acquaintance.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/east-side/shooting-victims-body-found-in-ericson-avenue-apartment-20131207

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/the-citys-homicide-victims-in-2013-20140101

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/local/east-side/2013/12/07/fatal-shooting-on-east-side/3903275/

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/09/weekend-gun-report-dec-6-8-2013/?_r=0

http://www.bpdny.org/Home/Statistics/2013Homicides

Killed – Tavonne Taylor (Buffalo, NY)

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The victim of an overnight shooting on Niagara Street was identified Tuesday as Tavonne Taylor, 29, of West Seneca, according to Dennis J. Richards, Buffalo Police chief of detectives.

Taylor apparently was shot in the side yard of a residence on Niagara Street near Hertel Avenue late Monday, Richards said. Taylor was declared dead at the scene by emergency responders.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/west-side/man-shot-to-death-on-niagara-street-in-buffalo-20131203

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/the-citys-homicide-victims-in-2013-20140101

http://www.bpdny.org/Home/Statistics/2013Homicides

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/police-seek-link-in-nine-homicides-20131209

Killed – Kemari Hodrick (Rochester, NY)

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An ongoing feud between two city teens led to the Monday afternoon slaying of 18-year-old Kemari Hodricks on a southwest Rochester street corner, according to Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard.

Sheppard said the teens knew each other, and that Monday’s shooting was the “violent result” of a minor slight, Sheppard said. He declined to say what the pair had argued about.

A new father to two infants, both about six months old, Hodricks told his family that he was trying to get his life on track for the sake of his children, said his father Marvin. Hodricks, also known by the surname Hodrick, was gunned down while standing at the corner of Hawley and Genesee streets just after 2 p.m.

An acquaintance, Dante H. Rankin, 18, of Newcomb Street, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with Hodricks’ death. Rankin, a student in the City School District’s New Beginnings program, pleaded not guilty in front of City Court Judge Melchor Castro.

Hodricks died Monday afternoon less than an hour after he was shot in the chest. His death marked the 36th homicide in the city in 2013.

A 19-year-old man will spend 23 years to life in prison for shooting and killing another teen in 2013.

Prosecutors say Dante Rankin was sentenced on Friday for killing 18-year-old Kemari Hodrick.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/2013/12/04/police-ongoing-feud-lead-to-murder-of-teen/3867621/

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Killed – Cory Goulbourne (Brooklyn, NY)

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A 33-year-old man was shot to death while leaving a Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, building early Monday morning, cops said.

Cory Goulbourne, of E. 37th St., was shot four times in the legs and torso around 6 a.m. in front of 85 Tompkins Ave., cops said.

Police received a 911 call at 6:10 a.m. reporting a person shot in front of 85 Tompkins Ave., near the Stockton Street entrance to the Tompkins Houses, according to the NYPD.

When they arrived, police said they found Cory Goulbourne, 33, unconscious with two gunshot wounds to his legs and torso.

Goulbourne was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/man-fatally-shot-brooklyn-article-1.1535605

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http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Man-Shot-Killed-Housing-Project-Brooklyn-234702401.html

Killed – Michael Flores (Buffalo, NY)

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BUFFALO, NY – Buffalo Police say they are investigating a homicide after the body of a man was found in the backyard of a home on Sanford Street Sunday at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

The victim is identified as 32-year-old Michael Flores of Buffalo.

Investigators say an autopsy showed Flores had been shot to death.

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/local/east-side/2013/12/01/body-found-in-sanford-street-backyard/3799667/

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/police-seek-link-in-nine-homicides-20131209

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/buffalonews/obituary.aspx?pid=168381537

Killed – Anthony Pollard (Staten Island, NY)

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Police are continuing to investigate a fatal shooting in West Brighton that occurred early Sunday morning.

Officials have identified the victim as Anthony Pollard of Nicholas Street in New Brighton, a 24-year-old male. He was shot while sitting in the passenger side of a car parked outside 386 Forest Avenue, according to police.

The car — a blue sedan — remained on the scene Sunday morning as police blocked off traffic along Forest Avenue to Oakwood Avenue.

The shooting occurred around 3:48 a.m. near Black Dog Grill.

Investigators are still searching for Christopher Harrell, 24, who they identified as a suspect wanted for questioning in the shooting. Police sources say he’s likely hiding off Staten Island.

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/victim_in_early_sunday_morning.html

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/01/a_month_later_suspect_in_fatal.html

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Double Shooting – Killed – Carl Robinson (Buffalo, NY)

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Two men were shot – one fatally – early Saturday morning as they were driving on Oakmont Avenue, near Bailey Avenue, Buffalo police reported.

The 42-year-old driver was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he died. His 32-year-old passenger was treated and released.

The two were driving on Oakmont when shot about 2:30 a.m., police said.

Then, just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, one man was killed and another wounded in a shooting that happened on Oakmont Avenue, in the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood.

Police say two men were hit by gunfire while they were in a vehicle. Carl Robinson, 42, of Buffalo, is the man who was killed. Jeremy Godwin, 32, also of Buffalo, was treated and released from ECMC.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/man-shot-and-killed-while-driving-on-oakmont-buffalo-police-report-20131130

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/2013/11/30/overnight-shooting-oakmont-avenue/3790591/

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/police-blotter/victim-of-saturdays-fatal-shooting-identified-20131201

http://wivb.com/2014/02/10/reward-offered-for-info-about-mans-murder/

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Buffalo, NY)

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Two men were shot – one fatally – early Saturday morning as they were driving on Oakmont Avenue, near Bailey Avenue, Buffalo police reported.

The 42-year-old driver was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he died. His 32-year-old passenger was treated and released.

The two were driving on Oakmont when shot about 2:30 a.m., police said.

Then, just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, one man was killed and another wounded in a shooting that happened on Oakmont Avenue, in the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood.

Police say two men were hit by gunfire while they were in a vehicle. Carl Robinson, 42, of Buffalo, is the man who was killed. Jeremy Godwin, 32, also of Buffalo, was treated and released from ECMC.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/man-shot-and-killed-while-driving-on-oakmont-buffalo-police-report-20131130

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/2013/11/30/overnight-shooting-oakmont-avenue/3790591/

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/police-blotter/victim-of-saturdays-fatal-shooting-identified-20131201

http://wivb.com/2014/02/10/reward-offered-for-info-about-mans-murder/

Double Shooting – Killed – Sylvester Buttrom (Buffalo, NY)

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One victim of a shooting early Saturday on Lonsdale Road has died, police said today. They identified him as Sylvester Buttrom, 18, of Buffalo.

Buttrom and a second victim, a 20-year-old man who was not identified, were shot just after 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the first block of Lonsdale. Buttrom died today in Erie County Medical Center while the other victim is listed in critical condition at ECMC.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/police-blotter/victim-of-lonsdale-road-shooting-dies-20131201

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/2013/11/30/overnight-shooting-oakmont-avenue/3790591/

http://news.wbfo.org/post/police-investigating-two-shooting-deaths#stream/0

http://www.bpdny.org/Home/Statistics/2013Homicides

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/the-gun-report-thanksgiving-weekend-edition/?_r=0

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/police-seek-link-in-nine-homicides-20131209

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Buffalo, NY)

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One victim of a shooting early Saturday on Lonsdale Road has died, police said today. They identified him as Sylvester Buttrom, 18, of Buffalo.

Buttrom and a second victim, a 20-year-old man who was not identified, were shot just after 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the first block of Lonsdale. Buttrom died today in Erie County Medical Center while the other victim is listed in critical condition at ECMC.

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/police-blotter/victim-of-lonsdale-road-shooting-dies-20131201

http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/2013/11/30/overnight-shooting-oakmont-avenue/3790591/

http://news.wbfo.org/post/police-investigating-two-shooting-deaths#stream/0

http://www.bpdny.org/Home/Statistics/2013Homicides

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/the-gun-report-thanksgiving-weekend-edition/?_r=0

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/police-seek-link-in-nine-homicides-20131209

Killed – Gregory Tate (Manhattan, NY)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Saturday were seeking the assailant who shot and killed a man in Washington Heights.

Around 10:35 p.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to 535 W. 156th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, for a call of a man shot.

They found Gregory Tate, 49, lying unconscious in front of the building at the 156th Street address with a gunshot wound to the torso.

Tate was rushed to nearby NewYork Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police have arrested a suspect in a fatal Washington Heights shooting last November.

Alvin Nelson, 37, and a friend got into an argument with victim Gregory Tate, 49, inside Tate’s building on West 156th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway, on Nov. 29, cops said.
Video surveillance shows Tate running out of the building with Nelson and his pal in pursuit before one of the men began fighting with the victim.

The second attacker then pulled out a gun and shot Tate, police said. Tate was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian, where he was pronounced dead.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/30/man-shot-killed-in-front-of-washington-heights-building/

http://nypost.com/2014/03/14/daily-blotter-103/

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Man-Shot-Killed-Manhattan-Washington-Heights-233922981.html

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20131130/west-harlem/man-gunned-down-outside-washington-heights-home-cops-say

Killed – Naim Isiah Al-Hakeem (Bay Shore, NY)

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For Immediate Release
November 28, 2013
Incident: Man Found Dead on North Bay Shore Street

Location: Manatuck Boulevard, just north of Cedar Drive, North Bay Shore

Date/Time: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 5:35 a.m.

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was found lying on the street in North Bay Shore this morning.

Third Precinct officers responded to Manatuck Boulevard, just north of Cedar Drive, at 5:35 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a man lying on the street next to his bicycle. Naim Isiah Al-Hakeem, 21, of 55 Princeton St., Bay Shore, was pronounced dead by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. A preliminary examination determined Al-Hakeem had been shot.

A 21-year-old Long Island man riding his bicycle home from work was found shot dead on a street early Thanksgiving morning, police say.

Naim Isiah Al-Hakeem, who lived with his grandparents in Bay Shore, was found underneath his bicycle at around 5:30 a.m. on a North Bay Shore street, with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police.

Suffolk police were investigating and did not have any suspects or a motive for the killing.
Al-Hakeem’s family said he worked nights at a UPS facility and was saving for a car.

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http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Man-Shot-Bicycle-Suffolk-County-North-Bay-Shore-Long-Island-233792591.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Steven J. Killings-Smith (Rochester, NY)

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A 24-year-old Rochester man has died from gunshot wounds that he received Wednesday on Colvin Street.

Emergency responders were called to the scene about 2:20 p.m.

Steve Killings, of Thomas Street, sustained multiple gunshot wounds after he and another 29-year-old man from Rochester were shot inside of a vehicle, police said. The men then drove to the intersection of West Avenue and Ames Street, where they were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Both men received gunshot wounds to the head. Killings later died from his injuries.

The 29-year-old’s injuries are considered non-life threatening. His identity is being withheld by police.

Rochester, NY (WROC)- Dayquane Coley will spend the next 65 years to life in prison after shooting and killing Stephen Killings last November. A Jury found 19 year-old Dayquane Coley guilty of Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree for the November 27, 2013 shooting death of Steven Killings as well as the shooting of his own brother, David Donaldson, at the intersection of Colvin Street and Maple Street in the City of Rochester.

Coley entered the back seat of a vehicle to conduct a drug transaction. During the transaction, Coley shot Killings four times in the head. Coley also shot Donaldson once in the head, but he survived.

“This is a very sad case of a young man killing another young man over $350,” said Assistant DA Kyle Steinebach. “With outstanding police work from Investigators Carr and Farina as well as others from the Rochester Police Department, we were able to close this case very quickly. It is my hope that the conviction of Dayqaune Coley brings some closure to Mr. Killings’ family and loved ones.”

Twenty minutes before Steven Killings was shot to death, he finished his shift as a janitor at a city church.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/2013/11/27/emergency-crews-called-to-shooting-on-west-ave/3769775/

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Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Rochester, NY)

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A 24-year-old Rochester man has died from gunshot wounds that he received Wednesday on Colvin Street.

Emergency responders were called to the scene about 2:20 p.m.

Steve Killings, of Thomas Street, sustained multiple gunshot wounds after he and another 29-year-old man from Rochester were shot inside of a vehicle, police said. The men then drove to the intersection of West Avenue and Ames Street, where they were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Both men received gunshot wounds to the head. Killings later died from his injuries.

The 29-year-old’s injuries are considered non-life threatening. His identity is being withheld by police.

Rochester, NY (WROC)- Dayquane Coley will spend the next 65 years to life in prison after shooting and killing Stephen Killings last November. A Jury found 19 year-old Dayquane Coley guilty of Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree for the November 27, 2013 shooting death of Steven Killings as well as the shooting of his own brother, David Donaldson, at the intersection of Colvin Street and Maple Street in the City of Rochester.

Coley entered the back seat of a vehicle to conduct a drug transaction. During the transaction, Coley shot Killings four times in the head. Coley also shot Donaldson once in the head, but he survived.

“This is a very sad case of a young man killing another young man over $350,” said Assistant DA Kyle Steinebach. “With outstanding police work from Investigators Carr and Farina as well as others from the Rochester Police Department, we were able to close this case very quickly. It is my hope that the conviction of Dayqaune Coley brings some closure to Mr. Killings’ family and loved ones.”

Twenty minutes before Steven Killings was shot to death, he finished his shift as a janitor at a city church.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/2013/11/27/emergency-crews-called-to-shooting-on-west-ave/3769775/

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Killed – Derek Sutton (Manhattan, NY)

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The 50-year-old man who was found dead at the bottom of an air shaft in upper Manhattan Wednesday morning had been shot multiple times, the medical examiner’s office says.

Derek Sutton, 50, was pronounced dead after being found outside a building near Seventh Avenue and West 119th Street in Harlem, police say. The man lived a block away.

A medical examiner later ruled the man’s death a homicide. The shooting is still under investigation, and no arrests have been made.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Body-Found-Harlem-Air-Shaft-Homicide-NYPD-233785881.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/man-found-dead-harlem-slain-cops-article-1.1532492

http://pix11.com/2013/11/29/man-found-in-harlem-air-shaft-was-shot-multiple-times-officials/

Killed – Carolina Cobena (Queens, NY)

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A 33-year-old man fatally shot his girlfriend, a Queens mom, cops said Wednesday.

Carolina Cobena, 29, was shot in the head with her 5-year-old son in the next room of the Elmhurst flat she shared with Rolando Perez.

He’s charged with second-degree murder and criminal use of a firearm.

Cops said Perez was going out at 1:50 a.m. and Cobena was shot after throwing money to the ground. Perez said the gun went off accidentally.

The boyfriend of a woman found shot to death in her Elmhurst apartment Tuesday has been arrested for her murder.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/man-shot-queens-girlfriend-charged-murder-article-1.1531740

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/mom-29-shot-death-queens-apt-cops-article-1.1529627

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Killed – Jamel Taylor (Bronx, NY)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man in the Bronx.

Shortly before 9 p.m., on Friday, November 22, police responded to a report of a male who had been shot in front of 2819 Schley Ave.

When the arrived on the scene officers found that the victim Jamel Taylor had suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks.

Taylor was taken to Jacobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said that Darrell Harris, 20, was also charged with murder for shooting Jamel Taylor, 24, on Nov. 22 inside the Throggs Neck houses on Schley Ave.

Investigators apprehended Maliek Hill, 22, for shooting and killing Taylor on Nov. 27, officials said.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/23/nypd-investigates-shooting-death-of-24-year-old-bronx-man/

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/2-killed-7-wounded-rash-shootings-new-york-article-1.1527409

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Killed – Robert Adkins (Bronx, NY)

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Three separate shootings in the Bronx left one man dead and two others in serious condition Friday night, authorities said.

Robert Adkins, 47 of the Bronx, was shot in the torso in Morris Heights just after 7:30 p.m. inside of a Clay Avenue apartment. Adkins was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities say.

The night’s bloodshed began about 7:30 p.m. in the Bronx when 47-year-old Robert Adkins was shot in the upper body before his nightly dominoes game in a basement on Clay Ave. in Morris Heights, cops said. He died at the scene and cops were still looking for his killer late Saturday.

http://nypost.com/2013/11/23/1-dead-in-spate-of-bronx-shootings/

http://bronx.news12.com/news/jemal-taylor-and-robert-adkins-killed-in-separate-shootings-in-throggs-neck-and-west-bronx-1.6485303

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http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/25/weekend-gun-report-november-22-24-2013/

Killed – Clifford Hubbard (Brooklyn, NY)

Clifford Hubbard

A man was fatally gunned down Friday as he delivered money to family members to pay for Thanksgiving dinner.

“I opened the door and it was a mess. He was crunched over in a fetal position. He said, ‘I’m shot, I’m shot,’ ” as he attempted to call 911, said the victim’s niece, who declined to give her name.

Clifford Hubbard, 66, called her to let her know he was parking the car on North Oxford Street near the Brooklyn Queens Expressway at 3 a.m., according to police.

That’s when an unknown gunman fired two bullets into his stomach and one into his right arm, cops said.

“He was coming over to give my sister money for Thanksgiving. He wanted it to be memorable,” said another relative of the victim.

The victim, Clifford Hubbard, 66, was found by police lying in the lobby of 56 North Oxford Walk with three gunshot wounds to the torso at 2:57 a.m., police said.

http://nypost.com/2013/11/23/man-slain-bringing-family-thanksgiving-cash/

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/26/3-men-sought-for-questioning-in-fort-greene-shooting-death/

http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2013/48/queensmankilledbk_web_2013_11_24_q.html

http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2013/48/cambriahgtsmankilledbk_tl_2013_11_29_q.html

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20131123/fort-greene/queens-man-gunned-down-fort-greene-building-police-said

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Clifford-Hubbard&lc=7322&pid=168199750&mid=5751769

Killed – Renard Griffin (Brooklyn, NY)

male

BROOKLYN — A man was shot to death just blocks from his Bedford-Stuyvesant home early Friday, police said.

Renard Griffin, 26, was shot once in the head on Kosciuszko Street, between Throop and Tompkins avenues, around 12:10 a.m., the NYPD said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20131122/bed-stuy/man-shot-death-bed-stuy-early-friday-police-say

http://brooklyn.news12.com/news/vigil-held-for-renard-griffin-after-fatal-bedford-stuyvesant-shooting-1.6496363

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/2-killed-1-wounded-shootings-brooklyn-bronx-article-1.1525774

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Man-Killed-Shooting-Brooklyn-Housing-Project-NYPD-232981881.html

http://nypost.com/2013/11/23/daily-blotter-2/

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/25/weekend-gun-report-november-22-24-2013/?_r=0

Triple Murder/Suicide – Killed – Sarwat Lodhi (Pleasant Valley, NY)

Zain Lodhi

Left: Mugthba Lodhi; Center: Sarwat Lodhi; Right: Zain Lodhi

PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. — A Dutchess County pharmacist killed his wife and then used a shotgun to kill his two sons and himself in what state police called a “senseless tragedy” they still can’t explain.

Abbas Lodhi first shot Sarwat Lodhi, then killed 13-year-old Mujtabah and 9-year-old Zain, state police Trooper Melissa McMorris said Friday. His body and those of his children were found Thursday morning in their hometown, Pleasant Valley, a 90-minute drive north of New York City.

Sarwat Lodhi’s body was found Friday afternoon by a homeowner along a road 13 miles away in Wappingers Falls, McMorris said.

She said Abbas Lodhi, 49, and his sons died of gunshots to their chests and his wife, 43, may have been killed with the same weapon.

Authorities say the parents moved from Pakistan during the 1990s and became U.S. citizens. Abbas Lodhi was a state-licensed pharmacist since 1993 and recently closed his pharmacy in Hyde Park.

At about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a worker in a supermarket plaza found the bodies of Abbas Lodhi and fourth-grader Zain in an SUV along with the shotgun. Mujtabah, an eighth-grader, was found at the family’s nearby home, authorities said.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/11/ny_pharmacist_abbas_lodhi_shot_to_death_his_wife_then_killed_2_sons_and_himself.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-ny-pharmacist-killed-wife-then-sons-then-himself/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-body-likely-missing-ny-womans-kin-dead/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/missing-mom-found-dead-upstate-new-york-cops-article-1.1526203

http://heavy.com/news/2013/11/pleasant-valley-family-shooting-murder/

http://heavy.com/news/2013/11/sarwat-lodhi-abbas-lodhi-pleasant-valley-murder-suicide/

http://nypost.com/2013/11/25/father-who-killed-family-to-be-buried-with-sons/

http://archive.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131125/NEWS05/311250034/VIDEOS-Sarwat-Lodhi-shot-twice-kin-claim-bodies

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/22/police-search-for-missing-woman-after-man-2-sons-found-dead-in-dutchess-county/

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131121/dutchess-county-man-two-young-sons-found-shot-to-death-in-pleasant-valley-police-looking-for-injured-woman

http://nypost.com/2013/11/22/dad-2-young-sons-found-shot-to-death-in-family-tragedy/

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131122/NEWS01/311220038/

http://archive.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131121/NEWS01/131121012/UPDATE-FAMILY-IDENTIFIED-Man-two-sons-dead-Pleasant-Valley-police-looking-injured-woman

http://www.rhobserver.com/20788/father-2-kids-shot-to-death-in-pleasant-valley/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-body-likely-missing-ny-womans-kin-dead/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/sarwat-lodhi-missing_n_4323830.html

Triple Murder/Suicide – Dead – Abbas Lodhi (Pleasant Valley, NY)

male

PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. — A Dutchess County pharmacist killed his wife and then used a shotgun to kill his two sons and himself in what state police called a “senseless tragedy” they still can’t explain.

Abbas Lodhi first shot Sarwat Lodhi, then killed 13-year-old Mujtabah and 9-year-old Zain, state police Trooper Melissa McMorris said Friday. His body and those of his children were found Thursday morning in their hometown, Pleasant Valley, a 90-minute drive north of New York City.

Sarwat Lodhi’s body was found Friday afternoon by a homeowner along a road 13 miles away in Wappingers Falls, McMorris said.

She said Abbas Lodhi, 49, and his sons died of gunshots to their chests and his wife, 43, may have been killed with the same weapon.

Authorities say the parents moved from Pakistan during the 1990s and became U.S. citizens. Abbas Lodhi was a state-licensed pharmacist since 1993 and recently closed his pharmacy in Hyde Park.

At about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a worker in a supermarket plaza found the bodies of Abbas Lodhi and fourth-grader Zain in an SUV along with the shotgun. Mujtabah, an eighth-grader, was found at the family’s nearby home, authorities said.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/11/ny_pharmacist_abbas_lodhi_shot_to_death_his_wife_then_killed_2_sons_and_himself.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-ny-pharmacist-killed-wife-then-sons-then-himself/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-body-likely-missing-ny-womans-kin-dead/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/missing-mom-found-dead-upstate-new-york-cops-article-1.1526203

http://heavy.com/news/2013/11/pleasant-valley-family-shooting-murder/

http://heavy.com/news/2013/11/sarwat-lodhi-abbas-lodhi-pleasant-valley-murder-suicide/

http://nypost.com/2013/11/25/father-who-killed-family-to-be-buried-with-sons/

http://archive.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131125/NEWS05/311250034/VIDEOS-Sarwat-Lodhi-shot-twice-kin-claim-bodies

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/22/police-search-for-missing-woman-after-man-2-sons-found-dead-in-dutchess-county/

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131121/dutchess-county-man-two-young-sons-found-shot-to-death-in-pleasant-valley-police-looking-for-injured-woman

http://nypost.com/2013/11/22/dad-2-young-sons-found-shot-to-death-in-family-tragedy/

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131122/NEWS01/311220038/

http://archive.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131121/NEWS01/131121012/UPDATE-FAMILY-IDENTIFIED-Man-two-sons-dead-Pleasant-Valley-police-looking-injured-woman

http://www.rhobserver.com/20788/father-2-kids-shot-to-death-in-pleasant-valley/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-body-likely-missing-ny-womans-kin-dead/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/sarwat-lodhi-missing_n_4323830.html

Triple Murder/Suicide – Killed – Boy – Zain Lodhi (Pleasant Valley, NY)

Zain Lodhi

Left: Mugthba Lodhi; Center: Sarwat Lodhi; Right: Zain Lodhi

PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. — A Dutchess County pharmacist killed his wife and then used a shotgun to kill his two sons and himself in what state police called a “senseless tragedy” they still can’t explain.

Abbas Lodhi first shot Sarwat Lodhi, then killed 13-year-old Mujtabah and 9-year-old Zain, state police Trooper Melissa McMorris said Friday. His body and those of his children were found Thursday morning in their hometown, Pleasant Valley, a 90-minute drive north of New York City.

Sarwat Lodhi’s body was found Friday afternoon by a homeowner along a road 13 miles away in Wappingers Falls, McMorris said.

She said Abbas Lodhi, 49, and his sons died of gunshots to their chests and his wife, 43, may have been killed with the same weapon.

Authorities say the parents moved from Pakistan during the 1990s and became U.S. citizens. Abbas Lodhi was a state-licensed pharmacist since 1993 and recently closed his pharmacy in Hyde Park.

At about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a worker in a supermarket plaza found the bodies of Abbas Lodhi and fourth-grader Zain in an SUV along with the shotgun. Mujtabah, an eighth-grader, was found at the family’s nearby home, authorities said.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/11/ny_pharmacist_abbas_lodhi_shot_to_death_his_wife_then_killed_2_sons_and_himself.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-ny-pharmacist-killed-wife-then-sons-then-himself/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-body-likely-missing-ny-womans-kin-dead/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/missing-mom-found-dead-upstate-new-york-cops-article-1.1526203

http://heavy.com/news/2013/11/pleasant-valley-family-shooting-murder/

http://heavy.com/news/2013/11/sarwat-lodhi-abbas-lodhi-pleasant-valley-murder-suicide/

http://nypost.com/2013/11/25/father-who-killed-family-to-be-buried-with-sons/

http://archive.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131125/NEWS05/311250034/VIDEOS-Sarwat-Lodhi-shot-twice-kin-claim-bodies

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/22/police-search-for-missing-woman-after-man-2-sons-found-dead-in-dutchess-county/

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131121/dutchess-county-man-two-young-sons-found-shot-to-death-in-pleasant-valley-police-looking-for-injured-woman

http://nypost.com/2013/11/22/dad-2-young-sons-found-shot-to-death-in-family-tragedy/

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131122/NEWS01/311220038/

http://archive.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131121/NEWS01/131121012/UPDATE-FAMILY-IDENTIFIED-Man-two-sons-dead-Pleasant-Valley-police-looking-injured-woman

http://www.rhobserver.com/20788/father-2-kids-shot-to-death-in-pleasant-valley/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-body-likely-missing-ny-womans-kin-dead/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/sarwat-lodhi-missing_n_4323830.html

Triple Murder/Suicide – Killed – Male Teen – Mugthba Lodhi (Pleasant Valley, NY)

Zain Lodhi

Left: Mugthba Lodhi; Center: Sarwat Lodhi; Right: Zain Lodhi

PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. — A Dutchess County pharmacist killed his wife and then used a shotgun to kill his two sons and himself in what state police called a “senseless tragedy” they still can’t explain.

Abbas Lodhi first shot Sarwat Lodhi, then killed 13-year-old Mujtabah and 9-year-old Zain, state police Trooper Melissa McMorris said Friday. His body and those of his children were found Thursday morning in their hometown, Pleasant Valley, a 90-minute drive north of New York City.

Sarwat Lodhi’s body was found Friday afternoon by a homeowner along a road 13 miles away in Wappingers Falls, McMorris said.

She said Abbas Lodhi, 49, and his sons died of gunshots to their chests and his wife, 43, may have been killed with the same weapon.

Authorities say the parents moved from Pakistan during the 1990s and became U.S. citizens. Abbas Lodhi was a state-licensed pharmacist since 1993 and recently closed his pharmacy in Hyde Park.

At about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a worker in a supermarket plaza found the bodies of Abbas Lodhi and fourth-grader Zain in an SUV along with the shotgun. Mujtabah, an eighth-grader, was found at the family’s nearby home, authorities said.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/11/ny_pharmacist_abbas_lodhi_shot_to_death_his_wife_then_killed_2_sons_and_himself.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-ny-pharmacist-killed-wife-then-sons-then-himself/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-body-likely-missing-ny-womans-kin-dead/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/missing-mom-found-dead-upstate-new-york-cops-article-1.1526203

http://heavy.com/news/2013/11/pleasant-valley-family-shooting-murder/

http://heavy.com/news/2013/11/sarwat-lodhi-abbas-lodhi-pleasant-valley-murder-suicide/

http://nypost.com/2013/11/25/father-who-killed-family-to-be-buried-with-sons/

http://archive.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131125/NEWS05/311250034/VIDEOS-Sarwat-Lodhi-shot-twice-kin-claim-bodies

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/22/police-search-for-missing-woman-after-man-2-sons-found-dead-in-dutchess-county/

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131121/dutchess-county-man-two-young-sons-found-shot-to-death-in-pleasant-valley-police-looking-for-injured-woman

http://nypost.com/2013/11/22/dad-2-young-sons-found-shot-to-death-in-family-tragedy/

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131122/NEWS01/311220038/

http://archive.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131121/NEWS01/131121012/UPDATE-FAMILY-IDENTIFIED-Man-two-sons-dead-Pleasant-Valley-police-looking-injured-woman

http://www.rhobserver.com/20788/father-2-kids-shot-to-death-in-pleasant-valley/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-body-likely-missing-ny-womans-kin-dead/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/sarwat-lodhi-missing_n_4323830.html

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Ada Lara (Wawayanda, NY)

female

21 November 2013
State Police investigate murder-suicide

NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Patrick Regan
Troop F Commander

PRESS RELEASE

On November 21, 2013 at 12:13 AM, State Police in Middletown responded to a report of a murder-suicide in a residence at 123 McVeigh Road in the Town of Wawayanda. Preliminary investigation determined that Manuel Lara, age 51, shot his wife Ada Lara, age 32, with a shotgun during a domestic dispute in a bedroom in the residence. Mr. Lara then shot himself with the same weapon. The Laras were found deceased by a relative, who called 911. The State Police investigation is continuing.

https://www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=34245

http://www.recordonline.com/article/20131121/NEWS/131129961

http://www.recordonline.com/article/20131122/News/311220368

http://westchester.news12.com/news/police-manuel-and-ada-lara-of-waywayanda-dead-in-murder-suicide-1.6475272

http://wamc.org/post/police-investigate-deaths-dutchess-murder-suicide-orange#stream/0

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131121/orange-county-man-kills-wife-then-himself

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Manuel Lara (Wawayanda, NY)

male

21 November 2013
State Police investigate murder-suicide

NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Patrick Regan
Troop F Commander

PRESS RELEASE

On November 21, 2013 at 12:13 AM, State Police in Middletown responded to a report of a murder-suicide in a residence at 123 McVeigh Road in the Town of Wawayanda. Preliminary investigation determined that Manuel Lara, age 51, shot his wife Ada Lara, age 32, with a shotgun during a domestic dispute in a bedroom in the residence. Mr. Lara then shot himself with the same weapon. The Laras were found deceased by a relative, who called 911. The State Police investigation is continuing.

https://www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=34245

http://www.recordonline.com/article/20131121/NEWS/131129961

http://www.recordonline.com/article/20131122/News/311220368

http://westchester.news12.com/news/police-manuel-and-ada-lara-of-waywayanda-dead-in-murder-suicide-1.6475272

http://wamc.org/post/police-investigate-deaths-dutchess-murder-suicide-orange#stream/0

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131121/orange-county-man-kills-wife-then-himself

Killed – Lennord Whittle (Middletown, NY)

Lennord Whittle

MIDDLETOWN >> Police have identified the man shot and killed by Middletown police on Tuesday as Lennord Whittle, 25, of Middletown.

Investigation of the shooting is continuing by state police and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Whittle was shot and killed by police officers who responded to a report of a foot chase between two men. Whittle was chasing another man while carrying a knife when police shot and killed him near Sam’s Mart Convenience Store, authorities said.

Middletown Police Chief Ramon Bethencourt said the officers involved were a man and woman, but he declined to say if one or both fired their weapons. They were not identified by name. Both officers have been placed on administrative leave.

MIDDLETOWN – The mother of a Middletown man who was shot and killed by police says her son suffered from bipolar disorder.

MIDDLETOWN – A grand jury has cleared two police officers who shot and killed a man outside a convenience store in Middletown.

The two veteran Middletown officers have been on paid leave since November 2013 when they shot Lennord Whittle, who was allegedly holding a knife and trying to stab a customer.

Whittle was under treatment for bipolar disorder and had no history of violence.

The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon outside of Sam’s Food Stores on Academy Avenue about 3:30 PM.

Police tried to revive the man after he was shot, but he ultimately succumbed to his injuries near 6:00 PM.

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131120/man-fatally-shot-by-middletown-police-identified-as-lennord-whittle-25-of-middletown

http://westchester.news12.com/news/mother-lennord-whittle-middletown-man-killed-by-police-suffered-from-bipolar-disorder-1.6469174

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Deadly-Middletown-Store-Shooting-Police-Officers-232590551.html

http://westchester.news12.com/news/grand-jury-clears-2-officers-in-shooting-of-lennord-whittle-in-middletown-1.8395455

http://www.recordonline.com/article/20131121/NEWS/131129970

http://www.recordonline.com/article/20131218/NEWS/312180335/-1/NEWS

http://www.recordonline.com/article/20131206/News/312060346

http://www.hvinsider.com/articles/middletown-police-shoot-and-kill-knife-wielding-man/

http://www.saratogian.com/general-news/20140610/jury-clears-middletown-police-in-fatal-shooting

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120612851

Killed – Rexford Dasrath (Brooklyn, NY)

Rexford Dasrath

Police in Brooklyn shot and killed a man who lunged at them with a knife, sources said.
The officers had just pulled up at the scene of a harassment call after Dasreth Rexford, 22, allegedly threw a rock at a taxi near Hart Street and Irving Avenue in Bushwick at around 3 p.m., sources said.

Rexford, described as being around 300 pounds, then came charging at the police car while waving the knife wildly, forcing the officers to pull up the block to get away from the crazed man.

Rexford then threw a bottle at the car, causing them to continue rolling up the block, sources said.
That’s when both cops got out of the car to confront the enormous man, who again lunged at them with the knife, which witnesses described as being an 8-inch kitchen knife. One of the officers then fired several shots, striking the suspect in the chest, sources said.

Rexford Dasrath, who has a history of mental illness, had run-ins with cops in 2006 and 2011 when they were called to deal with him as an Emotionally Disturbed Person, police said. The term is used by cops to described a person in mental distress.

BROOKLYN – The family of a man who was killed by NYPD officers held a rally in Bushwick for families of victims of police-involved shootings.

Rexford Dasrath, a 22-year-old man with special needs, was fatally shot two months ago by NYPD officers. His family held a vigil in his honor on Saturday at the home where he lost his life.

A large crowd chanted, “No justice, no peace,” as they marched down Hart Street in remembrance of Dasrath. They held signs that read, “Justice for Rexford Dasrath.”

On Nov. 18, police responded to a tenant/landlord dispute at Dasrath’s home in Bushwick. The NYPD claims that officers entered the home and ended up shooting the mentally disabled man when he threatened them with a knife.

ALBANY, N.Y. >> When New York City police responded to a Brooklyn apartment last year, they were confronted by a man who banged on their patrol car with a steak knife, refused orders to put it down and finally lunged at officers before one of them shot him to death.

What officers didn’t know at the time was that 22-year-old Rexford Dasrath had a long history of mental illness, and his mother believes he would be alive today if police were better trained to deal with such situations.

Mental health advocates agree, and they propose the state spend $2 million so New York and other cities statewide can establish training programs to help officers assess and de-escalate confrontations with such suspects while establishing “crisis intervention teams” with mental health professionals.

“They didn’t need to shoot him,” Felicia Dasrath said last week. “It will be very difficult for the rest of my life.”

http://nypost.com/2013/11/18/cops-shoot-man-after-he-lunges-at-them-with-knife/

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/man-shot-dead-nypd-prior-run-ins-article-1.1522503

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/knife-wielding-man-shot-dead-cops-brookyln-sources-article-1.1521073

http://bushwickdaily.com/2013/11/22-year-old-dead-in-police-shooting-monday-afternoon/

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/theshack/update-nypd-prior-contact-knife-wielding-man-blog-entry-1.1625468

http://brooklyn.news12.com/news/family-of-rexford-dasrath-a-special-needs-man-killed-by-nypd-officers-holds-rally-for-families-of-victims-of-police-shootings-1.6828050

http://abc7ny.com/archive/9330443/

http://brooklyn.news12.com/news/officers-shoot-kill-rexford-dasrath-while-responding-to-landlord-dispute-on-hart-st-in-bushwick-1.6458243

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/nyregion/police-say-officer-killed-man-who-pointed-a-knife-at-him.html?_r=0

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/18/knife-wielding-man-shot-dead-in-brooklyn-police-say/

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131118/nypd-man-armed-with-knife-fatally-shot-by-police

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20140322/ny-bill-seeks-police-training-on-mentally-ill

http://peoplesjustice.org/case/rexford-dasrath

Killed – Steven J. Bell (Berlin, NY)

Steven J. Bell

A 38-year-old resident of the town of Berlin was shot and killed by State Troopers after making threatening statements to authorities searching for the man, who was initially involved in a domestic dispute earlier Sunday evening where he had discharged his rifle. His gun was not found at the scene where he was shot, State Police said Monday.

The Rensselaer County Sheriff’s officers were initially dispatched to the residence of Steven J. Bell around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Bell, who police said has been arrested twice before, had allegedly fired his rifle at his home and then fled the scene with the gun. His family is uninjured.

Authorities with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the State Police and the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office found Bell’s vehicle unoccupied around 6:30 p.m. in Berlin State Forest. Inside the vehicle, officers did not see a gun but did observe 7MM ammunition, according to State Police BCI Capt. Scott Coburn.

Aided by DEC-provided night vision goggles, about eight officials started to search for Bell in the forest. He was found walking towards the group. He disregarded commands to stop and did not show his hands as requested. Instead, he made “threatening statements” and continued to approach the group, Coburn said.

Officers saw Bell moving his hands in a way that suggested he had a gun and, believing Bell would use deadly force, two troopers shot at Bell, he continued.

Coburn said, “Troopers, believing the use of deadly physical force against them and others was imminent, responded by discharging rounds from an issued patrol rifle and an issued Glock handgun.”

Bell was given first aid at the scene but succumbed to his wounds. It is unclear where he was shot.

Bell’s rifle has not yet been found at the scene of the shooting in the forest, police said.

http://www.troyrecord.com/general-news/20131118/police-berlin-man-who-was-fatally-shot-made-threatening-statements

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/No-gun-found-in-death-4990568.php

http://wibx950.com/update-suspect-shot-in-town-of-berlin-by-state-trooper/

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131118/man-killed-by-ny-state-troopers-in-rensselaer-county-was-unarmed

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/803989/Bell-Steven.php

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Steven-J.-Bell-97233699

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?pid=168101908

Killed – Kimberly Sellitto (Ridge, NY)

Kimberly Sellitto

RIDGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Long Island man has been arrested after police say he shot and killed his girlfriend then barricaded himself inside an apartment, at one point trading fire with responding officers.

Suffolk County Police said they were called to a domestic dispute at at the Ridge Garden Apartments just after 11:30 a.m. Sunday. When police arrived, they found Kimberly Sellitto, 36, lying on the front lawn, authorities said. They moved her body before determining she was dead from an apparent gunshot wound, according to police.

The woman’s boyfriend, Jose Rodriguez III, 32, then barricaded himself inside the apartment with his two children, police said.

The man eventually let the children go, police said. That’s when they say the suspect fired at responding Emergency Service Unit officers, who returned fire. Nobody was injured in the exchange.

Police said Rodriguez finally surrendered around 1:45 p.m. He is charged with second-degree murder and attempted aggravated murder. Rodriguez is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Central Islip.

The children were released to their mother’s custody.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/17/long-island-man-accused-of-killing-girlfriend-shooting-at-cops/

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/ada-jose-rodriguez-shot-kimberly-sellitto-in-back-then-executed-her-1.6507717

http://longisland.news12.com/news/jose-rodriguez-iii-of-ridge-apologizes-after-allegedly-killing-girlfriend-kimberly-sellitto-1.6452151

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2509133/Long-Island-man-shoots-dead-fiancee-shootout-cops-children.html

http://www.everyjoe.com/2013/11/18/crime/kimberly-sellitto-photos-jose-rodriguez-iii-dead-ridge-new-york/#1

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/jose-rodriguez-iii-held-without-bail-in-slaying-of-kimberly-sellitto-1.6454864

http://www.examiner.com/article/police-ridge-man-murdered-girlfriend-held-children-hostage

http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/11/18/ridge-man-kills-girlfriend-shoots-at-officers-cops-say/

http://www.carmonfuneralhome.com/obituary/Kimberly-Ann-Sellitto/Cheshire-CT/1315927

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/journalinquirer/obituary.aspx?n=kimberly-ann-sellitto&pid=168122129&

Killed – Rafael Alam (Bronx, NY)

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A 22-year-old man died after being shot in the chest early Sunday morning in the Bronx, police said.

Officials said Rafael Alam was shot on East 174th Street and Jerome Avenue at around 6 a.m. and was later pronounced dead at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

Police say Alam was sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle and talking to a woman when the woman’s brother approached and shot him. Alam’s family says the woman never got inside the car and that she was talking to him from outside the vehicle.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and killed during a fight in the Bronx early Sunday, police said.

Rafael Alam was shot at E. 174th St. and Jerome Ave. in Morris Heights at 6:16 a.m., police said.

Police arrested a hothead who gunned down a 22-year-old man in the Bronx for talking to the suspect’s sister, authorities said Friday.

The victim, Rafael Alam, was sitting in the front passenger seat of a car talking to a woman on Jerome Ave. near E. 174th St. at 6:16 a.m. on Sunday when the bullets flew, cops said.

The woman’s incensed brother, Ediberto Santana, 24, approached the car, demanded to know why Alam was talking to his sister and pulled the trigger, sources said.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Bronx-Homicide-22-Year-Old-Man-Killed-232286781.html

http://bronx.news12.com/news/family-seeks-justice-after-fatal-shooting-of-rafael-alam-on-jerome-avenue-in-the-bronx-1.6458083

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/bronx-man-fatally-shot-fight-article-1.1520383

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/suspect-arrested-killing-man-talking-sister-police-article-1.1525722

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/17/cops-hunt-for-4-in-connection-with-bronx-killing/

http://bronx.news12.com/news/rafal-alam-22-dies-at-bronx-lebanon-hospital-after-shooting-on-jerome-avenue-1.6451699

Killed – Alvin Hayles (Poughkeepsie, NY)

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Nov. 17, 2013

City of Poughkeepsie police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred this morning as 23-year-old Alvin Hayles of the City of Poughkeepsie.

Market Street in downtown Poughkeepsie was closed from the eastbound arterial to Cannon Street this morning, but has since reopened. The area at 8:20 a.m. was cordoned off with police tape and patrol cars were stationed at the intersections of the arterial and Market Street and Cannon and Market streets. The police department’s Crime Scene Unit van was also on site, with multiple officers, some of whom were taking pictures.

Multiple neon green markers were scattered in the street. Horton said these were being used to identify evidence, adding that not all of them were for shell casings.

Officers at 3:53 a.m. responded to the vicinity of Market and Cannon streets to investigate a report of shots fired, police said. Hayles was taken to Saint Francis Hospital, where he later died. Detective Sgt. Matt Clark said the shooting occurred in the presence of a crowd of several dozen people who had likely just left Union Square, a nearby bar and restaurant that would have been in the process of closing.

April 23, 2014

NEW PALTZ – Town of Poughkeepsie resident Ryan Gray was smiling, laughing and dancing with his girlfriend inside Murphy’s Restaurant and Pub.

Moments later, the 29-year-old father of a 6-year-old boy was shot with a handgun, allegedly in retaliation for the November 2013 City of Poughkeepsie murder of Alvin Hayles, police said.

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131117/NEWS05/131117003/

http://archive.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131117/news05/131117003/VIDEO-Fatal-shooting-victim-identified-Alvin-Hayles

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/crime/2014/04/23/new-paltz-bar-shooting/8045609/

http://www.recordonline.com/article/20140424/NEWS/404240325

http://www.oneidadispatch.com/general-news/20140430/2-suspects-indicted-for-murder

http://www.hvinsider.com/articles/poughkeepsie-man-dies-after-sunday-morning-shooting/

http://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2015/01/07/city-poughkeepsie-police-seek-help-open-murder-cases/

http://www.newpaltzx.com/2014/04/24/new-paltz-shooting-leaves-one-dead-and-one-injured-suspect-flees/

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20140422/new-paltz-shooting-death-was-payback-police-say-in-announcing-arrest-of-poughkeepsie-man-videos

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/poughkeepsiejournal/obituary.aspx?pid=168129055

Killed – Charles Bruce (Westford, NY)

Charles Bruce

A Franklin Square man died in a hunting incident in Otsego County at about 10:20 a.m. Saturday, state police at Oneonta said.

Charles Bruce, 52, was shot in the chest and died at the scene in woods adjacent to Steve Braun Road in the town of Westford, troopers said in a media release.

A hunter shot and killed his friend after mistaking him for a deer in the woods while on a hunting trip upstate, authorities said Tuesday. Prosecutors were considering whether to bring charges against the shooter.

The victim, Charles Bruce, 52, was a veteran volunteer firefighter for the Malverne fire department on Long Island. He was killed on a weekend hunting trip with other firefighters in Westford, N.Y.

Bruce was heading out of the woods late Saturday afternoon when another hunter in a tree stand about 60 yards away fired a shot that struck Bruce in the chest, said John Muehl, Otsego County district attorney.

“I know he is heartbroken,” Muehl said. “But he violated the first rule of hunting. You don’t aim your gun at something unless you have positively identified it as a target.”

A Garden City man was arraigned Tuesday on a criminally negligent homicide charge in the accidental shooting death of a Malverne firefighter and friend during a hunting trip upstate, Otsego County prosecutors said.

Robert R. Gerbino, 57, pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance after his arraignment, Otsego County District Attorney John M. Muehl said.

http://www.thedailystar.com/news/local_news/nassau-county-man-killed-in-hunting-accident/article_0941e92e-b9ea-58b7-8b0e-a2028baf08ed.html

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Deer-Hunter-Shot-Friend-Charles-Bruce-Volunteer-Firefighter-Westford-232578361.html

http://longisland.news12.com/news/shooter-who-killed-malverne-firefighter-charles-bruce-in-hunting-accident-could-face-charges-1.6459723

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/upstate-da-garden-city-man-indicted-in-hunting-accident-that-killed-malverne-firefighter-charles-bruce-1.7644048

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/li-man-shot-killed-hunting-pal-faces-charges-da-article-1.1577276

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/li-firefighter-shot-friend-mistakes-deer-article-1.1520996

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/19/malverne-firefighter-killed-in-upstate-hunting-accident/

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/upstate-da-seeks-charges-in-hunting-accident-that-killed-charles-bruce-1.6788661

http://patch.com/new-york/malverne-lynbrook/man-may-face-charges-in-malverne-firefighters-death

http://liherald.com/malverne/stories/Man-indicted-in-fatal-hunting-accident-with-Malverne-firefighter,54165

http://www.flinchandbruns.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1163757

Killed – Michael Meldish (Bronx, NY)

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Mobster Michael Meldish was found in his Lincoln LS on Ellsworth Avenue in The Bronx at 10:30 p.m. Friday with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

A man who gunned down a notorious mob hitman was arrested Tuesday, cops said.

Terrence Caldwell, 57, of Manhattan shot mob associate Michael Meldish, 62, in the head during an execution style attack in Throggs Neck on Nov. 15, 2013, police said. .

“It should have happened a long time ago,” Joseph Coffey, the former commanding officer of the NYPD’s organized crime homicide task force, told the News in 2013 after Meldish was killed.

Meldish was a leader of the Purple Gang, which ran the drug trade in the Bronx and Harlem in the 1970s and ’80s.

http://nypost.com/2013/11/16/notorious-purple-gang-mobster-found-dead/

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/cops-bust-man-2013-killing-mob-hitman-bronx-article-1.2212041

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/brother-mob-hitman-found-shot-dead-bronx-article-1.1519232

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/brother-mob-hitman-found-shot-dead-bronx-article-1.1519232

http://www.bxtimes.com/stories/2015/20/20-hitman-2015-05-15-bx.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/17/michael-meldish-dead-brother-joseph-hit-man-purple-gang_n_4292235.html

http://www.bxtimes.com/stories/2013/47/47_mob_2013_11_21_bx.html

Killed – Robert Martin (Brooklyn, NY)

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A man was shot in the neck and killed in front of an elementary school Thursday morning in Brooklyn.

Police said 26-year-old Robert Martin was found dead in front of the school at Riverdale Avenue and Herzl Street in Brownsville at about 10:30 a.m.

No arrests have been made. Police are looking for people who might have seen a white Jeep Cherokee on the northeast corner of Herzl Street and Riverdale Avenue around the time of the shooting.

The brutal scene led education officials at the General D. Chappie James Elementary School and other schools housed in the building at 76 Riverdale Ave. to reschedule parent-teacher conferences from the afternoon to the evening. Evening parent-teacher conferences were set to continue as scheduled, officials said.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Man-Shot-Killed-School-Brooklyn-Brownsville-Riverdale-Herzl-231959991.html

http://brooklyn.news12.com/news/cops-seek-white-jeep-cherokee-in-fatal-shooting-of-robert-martin-near-p-s-183-in-brownsville-1.6441698

http://thebrooklynink.com/2013/12/13/53482-the-man-who-couldnt-escape-brownsville/

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/man-shot-killed-brownsville-school-article-1.1516801

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20131114/brownsville/man-shot-killed-front-of-brownsville-school

http://gothamist.com/2013/11/15/man_shot_in_broad_daylight_on_brook.php

Killed – William Riddick (Schenectady, NY)

William Riddick

A drug dealer pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for gunning down a man who had robbed him of marijuana last year at gunpoint, the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office said.

The terms of Tuesday’s plea deal calls for Nicholas “Niddy” Khan, 20, to get 20 years to life in prison at his April 25 sentencing before Visiting Schenectady County Court Judge Richard Giardino.

Khan was represented by County Public Defender Mark Caruso, who declined comment Tuesday.

In November, Khan fatally shot William Riddick, 24, during a high-speed chase through the Mont Pleasant neighborhood.

The wheelman in a wild retaliatory shooting that killed a driver outside Mont Pleasant Middle School in Schenectady last fall will spend 10 years in prison in a deal struck with prosecutors Friday.

Gilbert Williams, 20, of Schenectady, known as “G,” pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter before Schenectady County Court Judge Karen Drago for his role in the Nov. 13 slaying of 24-year-old William Riddick of Albany on Norwood Avenue.

As part of Williams’ plea deal, which resolves a murder charge carrying 25 years to life in prison, he must cooperate with the prosecution led by Chief Assistant District Attorney Philip Mueller. Williams would also receive five years probation.

The prosecutors allege that on Nov. 12, Williams and his codefendant Nicholas Khan, a parolee known as “Niddy” and a third unidentified accomplice went looking for Riddick and 21-year-old Dayshon “Day Day” McKenzie of Albany to avenge a carjacking earlier in the night. They believe Khan and his girlfriend, Tashiana Keller, were robbed at gunpoint by Riddick and McKenzie on Chestnut Street.

When Khan, Williams and the third accomplice allegedly spotted Riddick and McKenzie in a car on Crane Street, they followed them in their own vehicle with Williams behind the wheel. A chase in ensued in which, according to Mueller, Khan open-fired at Riddick’s car at three separate times, placing anyone in the area in grave danger. At this point, it had passed midnight into Nov. 13.

Mueller said Khan first fired at Riddick’s car on Eighth Avenue and Webster Street, then again at First Avenue and Orchard Street.

The third time Khan fired, the prosecutor said, Riddick was fatally struck at Norwood Avenue by the middle school. Riddick crashed the car into a chain-link fence by the school, causing a pole to smash through the windshield and nearly impale both occupants.

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Schenectady-man-pleads-to-murder-5288445.php

http://blog.timesunion.com/crime/wheelman-pleads-guilty-in-schenectady-killing/14293/

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/After-school-shooting-air-of-routine-4979914.php

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Wheelman-in-Schenectady-killing-makes-plea-deal-5193130.php

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Parolee-held-in-shooting-near-city-middle-school-4983379.php

http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2013/dec/04/second-man-charged-connection-murder-near-schenect/

http://blog.timesunion.com/crime/wheelman-pleads-guilty-in-schenectady-killing/14293/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?pid=168023449