84th Precinct: Aggravated driver shoots stranger

84th precinct stationhouse
The 84th Precinct stationhouse in Downtown Brooklyn.
Photo by Kirstyn Brendlen


Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Aggravated driver shoots stranger

An annoyed driver shot a man who was trying to help a friend on Schermerhorn Street on Oct. 4. 

The victim was standing outside his vehicle near Nevins Street assisting his friend who was throwing up into the street at about 3:30am when a minivan pulled up behind the car and started honking, police said. Unsatisfied, the delayed driver then hopped out of his car, approached the victim, and shot him once in the leg.

The gunman then hopped back in his car and took off on Flatbush Avenue Extension. Cops recovered a bullet casing on the scene, and the victim was able to take down part of the assailant’s license plate. 

Officer attacked on Jay Street

Some snake allegedly smacked a police officer on Jay Street on Oct. 7.

Police said the attacker rode past the officer on a bicycle as they stood on-duty near Johnson Street at about 2:30pm. Out of nowhere, as the jerk sailed by, he reached out and smacked the officer. A fellow cop pursued the alleged attacker and arrested him nearby, while the victim was transported to Cobble Hill Hospital.

Storage unit break-in

A housebreaker lifted some fancy clothing from a Johnson Street storage unit between Oct. 7 and 8.

The victim told police she locked up the unit near Prince Street at 7am on Oct. 7 and, when she returned 24 hours later, found the door of the unit busted and a selection of McQueen and Gucci shoes, designer jackets, and more, all in all worth over $3,000. 

Sneak steals pricey timepiece

Some sneak stole an expensive watch from a Court Street store on Oct. 7.

Cops said the thief entered The Real Real, a luxury resale shop near Dean Street, at about 2:30pm and tried on a fancy Rolex watch. The jerk then slipped the watch into his pocket and left the store without paying — taking the $12,500 timepiece with him.

Pickpocket nabs phone

A pickpocket slipped a woman’s phone out of her bag on Fulton Street on Oct. 4.

The victim told police she was shopping in an H&M store near Bridge Street at about 2pm when the snake nabbed her iPhone 13 from her purse and took off. She was able to track the phone to Decateur Street, but had not been able to get the $1,200 phone back.

Subway sneak steals wallet

A thief slipped into a woman’s purse and stole her wallet as she rode the D train on Oct. 6.

Police said the victim boarded the train at Grand Street in Manhattan — with her wallet in her bag and her bag zipped — at about 3:30pm. She rode all the way to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, but, as she emerged from the train at the corner of Pacific and Street and 4th Avenue, she realized her bag was wide open and her wallet — with her ID card, credict cards, and health insurance card — was missing. Cops said she did not see or feel anyone rummaging in her bag. 

Straphanger attacked with knife

A straphanger was attacked by a knife-wielding stranger at the Jay Street-Metrotech subway station on Oct. 4.

Cops said the victim was standing in the station near the corner of Jay and Willoughby streets at about 11am when a stranger approached him, took out a knife, and slashed his face. The perp took off, and the victim was brought to The Brooklyn Hospital Center with a small laceration to the face.