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A 30-year-old man was killed following a shooting on April 28.
Officials said that Corey Lashley, a resident of Westminster Road, was found shot in the torso on Foster Avenue between East 24th Street and Bedford Road at 3:30 pm. He later died of his wounds at Kings County Hospital.
The search for the gunman, as well as a motive, was ongoing.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Smash and crash
This teen is driving cops crazy!
A 14-year-old thief broke into a home on Westminster Road on April 26 only to swipe a set of keys to a 1999 Subaru Legacy he later rammed into his victim’s front porch.
Prosecutors said that the unnamed teen wiggled his way through the window of the home, located near Cortelyou Road, at about 9:30 am.
He grabbed the keys and tried to make off with the car, but then suddenly realized that he didn’t know how to drive.
Police said that the teen lost control of the wheel, sending the Subaru right into the vicitm’s front porch.
The teen ran off, but was arrested a short time later by responding officers.
Bad May day
An East Flatbush man spent the first day in May in the hospital after an out-of-his mind acquaintance attacked him with a machete.
Police said that the victim was in his Nostrand Avenue apartment between Linden Boulevard and Lenox Road at 6:28 pm when he got into an argument with the unhinged 52-year-old.
During the heated exchange, police said the suspect let his big knife do the talking, hitting the victim about the head with it.
The victim suffered several deep cuts that required stitches, officials said.
His assailant was taken into custody, charged with assault in the third degree, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.
East Flatbush terror
An 18-year-old was arrested on April 27 after cutting a small swath of terror through East Flatbush.
Police allege that the teen was walking past the corner of Beverly Road and East 56th Street at 5 pm when he got into an argument with another male.
During the exchange, the teen lashed out with his belt striking his victim in the face.
He then moved on down the street, but popped up on the NYPD’s radar about fifteen minutes later, threatening an older man on East 49th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D with a handgun.
“Get the f--k away from here,” he allegedly threatened as he waved the gun. “You can get it, pops.”
Responding officers arrested the teen a short time later, charging him with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment.
Stabbed in the back
A 15-year-old was stabbed in the back following a bloody scrape on April 30.
Police said that upwards of five assailants converged on the teen near the corner of East 29th Street and Beverly Road at 3:30 pm. During the ensuing fisticuffs, the assailants jammed a knife into the victim’s back, police said.
The teen was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
Responding officers rounded up and arrested two teens involved in the fight. Three others were still at large as this paper went to press.
Popped for purse
A thief punched a 27-year-old woman in the nose during a purse grab on April 28.
Police said that the woman was on Coney Island Avenue between Avenues X and Y at 10:50 am when the thief crept up and hit her.
He then scooped up the woman’s purse and ran off, but didn’t get far.
Cops rounded up the thief, identified as East Flatbush resident Nearcel Cineus, a short time later, charging him with robbery.
Cops were called to Avenue H between East 55th and East 56th streets on May 2 following an early morning brawl.
Officials said that a 16-year-old girl was arrested after she attacked another young woman at 10 am, choking her and scratching her chest.
The girl also pulled a knife and threatened to kill her victim, said police, who charged her with assault in the third degree, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
It was unclear what sparked the brawl as this paper went to press.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to graffiti vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, which is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Officials said that cleaning up graffiti is essential to the plan, to show that the community is no longer going to tolerate marred and tagged-up walls and street corners.
According to police, there is a perception that if a community will tolerate graffiti, they will tolerate other criminal activities, such as drug dealing and prostitution.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.
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