Hewes Street shouting match ends with gunshot to man’s face

90th Precinct



A goon shot a man in the face during an argument in an apartment building on Hewes Street on Nov. 27, cops said.

The 32-year-old victim said that he was in the lobby of the building between S. Third and S. Fourth streets at 4:58 pm when he got into an argument with two guys in the hallway and one of them pulled a gun and let off a round.

The incident was caught on camera and showed the gunman shoot, then grab the shell casing and scram, police recounted. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center in critical condition, according to the authorities.

No love

Police arrested a 43-year-old man who they say beat his brother with a tennis racquet during a family dispute on Seigel Street on Nov. 28.

The victim said he was at the apartment he shares with his father and brother between Graham and Manhattan avenues at 2:50 am when an argument turned violent.

His brother beat him on the arm with the racquet and punched him in the face several times, leaving him banged up and sporting a shiner, according to a report. Police charged the suspect with assault.

Fraidy cat

A would-be cat burglar scurried out of the window of a Scholes Street home on Nov. 27 when he realized the tenant was inside, officers said.

The 27-year-old resident of the pad between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue said he was in bed at 2 am when the prowler popped his head through the window.

The intruder and the man stared at each other for a moment, then the trespasser traipsed off, cops stated. As far as the victim could tell, no items were stolen, he said.

Easy money

A thief grabbed an envelope containing $600 out of a woman’s hand while she was on Graham Avenue on Nov. 28, police said.

The 24-year-old woman said she was between Debevoise Street and Flushing Avenue at 1 pm with the envelope in her hand when the crook jumped in front of her, snatched the cash, and booked it towards Tompkins Avenue.

Rough around the edge

An argument on Division Avenue on Nov. 30 turned violent when a brute beat a man with the butt of a knife, a police report relates.

The 42-year-old victim said he was in front of a building between Berry and Wythe streets at 4 am when he got into an argument with the fiend.

Amid the shouting, the villain pulled the blade and whacked the guy on the side of his head with it, officers said.

— Danielle Furfaro

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