Brownsville man jailed for killing ex-girlfriend’s new partner at Gowanus Houses: DA

Gowanus Houses Shooting
Rudolph Riley fatally shot Corey Turner inside his ex-girlfriend’s apartment at the Gowanus Houses.
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A Brownsville man has been jailed for 20 years for the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend’s new partner in 2020, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office announced Thursday.

Rudolph Riley, 32, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter on Feb. 23 and was sentenced on April 11 by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Giudice to 20 years in prison and five years’ post-release supervision for the killing of Cory Turner.

“The defendant’s guilty plea and today’s sentence hold him accountable for a senseless act that took the life of an innocent man,” said DA Eric Gonzalez. “In Brooklyn, we are deeply committed to ending this type of violence. I commend the NYPD for swiftly apprehending this defendant so that he could be brought to justice.”

According to the DA’s office, on the afternoon of May 26, 2020, Riley dropped off the two-year-old child he shared with his ex-girlfriend when an argument broke out between the former couple inside the woman’s apartment at the Gowanus Houses on Hoyt Street.

When Turner tried to intervene, Riley shot him in the arm and chest with a 40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun, prosecutors said. Turner was taken to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Riley fled from the Hoyt Street apartment following the shooting but was stopped a short time later on Henry Street by a detective from the 76th Precinct who recognized his description from a radio alert.

The officer arrested him after Riley dropped a 40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun wrapped in a red bandana from under his arm while they were speaking. Ballistic analysis later matched the handgun to the shooting, according to the DA’s office.