Fort Greene shooter taken into custody, NYPD says

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Triple shots

Cops say they arrested a man in connection with a shooting at the Ingersoll Houses on March 21 — a day after gunfire killed another man on Monument Walk.

The 22-year-old victim told police he was near Park Avenue at 5:36 pm when a gunman shot him in the chest and groin.

Police arrested a suspect after chasing him into 9 Monument Walk.

Authorities have grappled with two other homicides this year:

· On March 5, police responded to a 911 call in the Walt Whitman Houses on Carlton Avenue and found a 20-year-old man shot dead. Cops arrested a 25-year-old suspect days later.

· On March 20, a thug sprayed bullets into a 21-year-old man in the Ingersoll Houses. Emergency responders transported the victim to Brooklyn Hospital, where he died.

Hot ticket

An irate customer struck a deli worker with a wooden stick at a Myrtle Avenue bodega on March 20.

The 31-year-old victim told cops he was at the shop near N. Portland Avenue when an acquaintance began arguing with him over a lottery ticket.

The patron left the store, returned with a club, and yelled, “I’ll kill all of you!” That’s when he whacked the shopkeeper on the hand and fled.

Beer haul

A wily bandit snatched a woman’s purse from a Fulton Street biergarten — making off with an iPhone and $500.

The victim told police she was at Der Schwarze Kolner near S. Oxford Street at 1:05 am when she left her bag on a sofa at the rear of the bar.

That’s when a strange woman sat down, took the pocketbook, and vamoosed.

Tech heist

A ballsy burglar stole nearly $6,000 in electronics from an Adelphi Street home on March 23.

The 30-year-old victim told cops she left her apartment near Park Avenue at 9 am. When she returned that evening, her door was unlocked and her stash of cameras, lenses, memory cards, lighting, and MacBook were gone.

Mail drop

Some jerk snatched a woman’s iPhone from the Myrtle Avenue post office on March 19.

The 20-year-old victim told police she was at the mail depot near Grand Avenue at 1:45 pm when the crook plucked her phone and Pratt Institute ID and fled.

In the bag

A devious bandit attacked a woman in the lobby of her Irving Place apartment — stealing her iPhone and purse.

The 28-year-old victim told cops she entered her building near Putnam Avenue at 3 am when the crook demanded her pocketbook.

He fled with her bag, $5, iPod, and cards.

Photo finish

A sneaky thief stole a MacBook from the Pratt Institute photography department on Willoughby Avenue on March 19.

The employee told police she left her computer in the office near Steuben Street at 5 pm. When she returned the next morning, her laptop and adapter were gone.

There was no forced entry; whoever snatched her stuff entered by key.

College pry

A rogue lifted a laptop from a Pratt Institute classroom on Willoughby Avenue on March 22.

The 20-year-old victim told police she was in the class near Steuben Street at 2 pm when she left to do a project in the hallway. When she returned three hours later, her MacBook and Coach case were gone.


Cops say they arrested an employee of the Atlantic Terminal Target on March 24 for passing $1,580 in items to friends.

A manager of the department store near Flatbush Avenue told police that the dishonest worker allowed pals to over the past month.

Police arrested an 18-year-old suspect.

— Kate Briquelet

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