Gunman convicted for ambush murder of ex-girlfriend in Bergen Beach

Gunman convicted for ambush murder of ex-girlfriend in Bergen Beach
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A Kensington man faces 40 years behind bars for gunning down his ex-girlfriend in Bergen Beach in 2016.

Keon Richmond, 37, was convicted of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal weapons possession following a trial before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun on Oct. 21.

According to prosecutors, the gunman ambushed Alastasia Bryan’s parked car near the corner of Avenue L and E. 73rd Street and shot her five times — in the chest, hand, and both arms — on Dec. 4, 2016.

The shooter was able to hunt down the 25-year-old victim — who was about to drive to Rikers Island prison complex where she worked as a corrections officer — though a tracking device that he had placed on her car days earlier, authorities said.

Following the brutal murder, Richmond fled the scene in a Hyundai Elantra, which was registered to his then-girlfriend, who later allegedly helped stash the car at a New Jersey mechanic’s shop, accordiing to investigators.

Richmond’s accomplice — whose trial is pending — faces up to seven years in prison for aiding in the murderer’s cover-up, authorities said.

Richmond is scheduled to be sentenced is on Dec. 4.

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