Man arrested in connection to fatal J’ouvert shooting: NYPD

scene of crown heights shooting
Cops have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Crown Heights on Sept. 4.
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Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in Crown Heights on Monday. 

Sergio Codrington, 39, was arrested and charged Tuesday for allegedly shooting and killing 51-year-old Muhammed Malik of Queens on Sept. 4, during celebrations for the Caribbean J’ouvert holiday. Authorities had not previously released Malik’s identity. 

According to the NYPD, officers responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting on Sterling Place on the night of Sept. 4 and discovered Malik, who had been shot multiple times.

Paramedics transported Malik to NYC Health+Hospitals/Kings County, where he was later pronounced dead. 

Police arrested Codrington the next day not far from the scene of the crime and charged him with murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Three people, including Malik, were shot during J’ouvert celebrations, and at least two were stabbed. 

According to crime stats, the 77th Precinct, where Monday’s murder occured, has seen four murders so far this year, an approximate 33% decrease from last year. Shootings are also down this year, with 14 shooting incidents and 16 victims reported in the precinct as of Sept. 3.

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