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Suspect arrested in connection with Bed-Stuy mass shooting

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Detectives from the 79th Precinct investigate a triple shooting at the Lafayette Garden Housing Complex.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Police arrested a 24-year-old suspect in connection to a Bedford-Stuyvesant mass-shooting in September that wounded three people — killing one of them. 

Cops cuffed Alexander Williams on Dec. 28 in Crown Heights and charged him with murder, attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon, saying he shot three victims on Dekalb Avenue outside northern Brooklyn’s Lafayette Houses in a drug-related dispute on Sept. 8.

A video released by the NYPD shows two gunmen open fire on the victims as they left the New York City Housing Authority complex at 4:40 pm. One gunman wears an orange hoodie, black pants, black sunglasses, and a black face mask, while the other wears a maroon sweatshirt, black track pants, and a blue surgical mask. One gunman can be seen leaning over the railing to fire multiple shots into the victims, as one victim’s Yankee’s cap falls to the floor. 

Paramedics rushed the three victims to Bellevue Hospital, where doctors treated them for gunshot wounds. Two of the victims recovered while one, 24-year-old Tylee Felder, died from a gunshot wound to the head. 

The second gunman remains at large, according to police.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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