Cops hunting for shooter in Marine Park slaying

Cops hunting for shooter in Marine Park slaying
Photo by Paul Martinka

Cops are searching for a shooter who killed 24-year-old Kendell Walcott outside an E. 56th Street home just after noon on Sept. 1.

A witness told police he heard four or five gunshots and then saw Walcott run into the house between Avenue O and Fillmore Avenue where emergency responders found him with a bullet wound to the chest, police said.

Medics took Walcott to Kings County Hospital, where officials pronounced him dead, according to authorities.

Walcott lived on Avenue O between E. 55th and E. 56th streets, and police don’t know what he was doing in the home, officials said.

The bullet shattered the house’s front door and window, according to this paper’s photographer, who was on the scene.

The shooter fled in an unknown direction and police are continuing to investigate, according to authorities.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Shattered: Police investigate inside the home where a 24-year-old guy was found dead after being shot in the chest.
Photo by Paul Martinka