Cops: Man shot dead on Vinegar Hill street

Cops: Man shot dead on Vinegar Hill street
Community News Group / Leah Lu

Police are searching for the gunman who shot a man to death outside a public-housing complex in Vinegar Hill on Oct. 25.

The killer shot 27-year-old Melquain Anderson in the chest in front of a Farragut Houses building on York Street between Gold and Bridge streets at around 8:45 pm, according to authorities, who said the victim was unconscious, unresponsive, and lying on the street when they arrived on the scene.

Paramedics then took Henderson, who lived nearby, to Brooklyn Hospital where he was pronounced dead, cops said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked 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.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill