Category Archives: New York City

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.

Killed – Daquan Wilson (Brooklyn, NY)


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.

Killed – Cory Goulbourne (Brooklyn, NY)


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.

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.

Killed – Gregory Tate (Manhattan, NY)


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.

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.

Killed – Carolina Cobena (Queens, NY)


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.