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Fort Greene shooter taken into custody, NYPD says • Brooklyn Paper

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.

Target-ed!

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

To reach reporter Kate Briquelet, e-mail him at newsroom@cnglocal.com or call (718) 260-4506.

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