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Bullets over Church Ave.
A gunman fired off a barrage of bullets on Church Avenue on Nov. 8, wounding one man and killing another.
The two victims were between E. 48th and E. 49th streets just before 11:30 pm when the unidentified gunman opened fire, hitting his 20-year-old victim in the back. A second 20-year-old man was struck in the leg.
The victim shot in the back — who was not identified by late Tuesday — was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he died.
The gunman fled and was still being sought, police said.
A thug was arrested on Nov. 7 following a bloody fracas inside a Rogers Avenue apartment building where a man was stabbed repeatedly in the back.
The victim told police he was arguing with the 31-year-old suspect just before 10 pm when the man exploded in a rage and flashed a knife.
The fiend slashed the victim’s arm before plunging the knife in the man’s back repeatedly, leaving him hospitalized and on a respirator.
Help find him
Cops are asking the community for assistance in their search for a 17-year-old Flatbush resident last seen Downtown.
Ricardo Jean-Pharuns, a resident of Ocean Avenue, is known to have been on Adams Street on Nov. 5. He’s described as a 150-pound dark-skinned male last seen wearing a blue shirt, pants and black sneakers. He stands about 5-foot-7-inches tall, police said.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Two bungling burglars were nabbed on Nov. 5 after they were caught cutting into the roof of a Flatbush Avenue Rent-A-Center. Police said the thieves, aged 43 and 50, had just finished raiding the building between Tilden Avenue and Beverly Road at 3:46 am when cops spotted one of them scurrying down the fire escape.
The second thief was found on the roof with his burglar’s tools, as well as cash, a number of flat screen televisions, laptop computers, and video game consoles that were on display inside the store.
A thief was arrested on Nov. 4 after he swiped a teen’s iPod during a confrontation at the corner of Winthrop and E. 51st streets.
The victim was nearing the corner at 3:36 pm when the thief charged up and demanded his iPod. The thug then yanked off the teen’s headphones, causing the iPod to fall to the ground.
The thief scooped up the music player, but he didn’t get far — cops capture with him a short time later and charged him with robbery.
Followed and robbed
A gun-toting goon followed a 23-year-old for at least a block on Oct. 18 before swiping her cellphone on Foster Avenue.
The victim was nearing E. 56th Street at 10:15 pm when the goon jumped her.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to the vandals that mark up the community.
The reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to call either 311 or 911.
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