Man gunned down on Kings Highway

Killed on Kings Highway

A gunman opened fire on Kings Highway on May 27 — killing a 21-year-old.

Gunshots erupted near E. Second Street at about 11:11 pm, hitting two people.

The 21-year-old, who remained unidentified by Tuesday, died at the scene. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg and was rushed to an area hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Witnesses said that the gunman ran off on foot.

Anyone with information regarding this man’s whereabouts is urged to come forward. Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

Two attacked

An unhinged 24-year-old was arrested on May 27 after attacking two women on Avenue U, leaving them with a smattering of injuries.

The victims were nearing E. Eighth Street at 11:50 pm when the thug jumped the women, ages 19 and 48, striking them in the head with a sharp metal object.

One of the women suffered a cut over her eye as a result. Her companion suffered a cut to her forehead.

Deli debacle

A crew of thieves tunneled their way into Sam’s Deli on Avenue U on May 26 — taking hundreds of dollars in cigarettes and New York Lottery tickets.

Workers at the store, which is located near McDonald Avenue, said the break-in must have taken place around 2 am. The thieves went into an adjoining store and bashed through a common wall in order to get inside.

Check steal

A thief broke into a beauty supply distributor’s truck on Avenue U on May 25 — taking $8,000 in checks.

An employee for the Manhattan company said that the car was parked near E. 14th Street at 6:45 pm when the thief entered the vehicle and swiped the checks.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry, although the van driver couldn’t remember if he locked the doors.

Tagger trouble

Graffiti vandals left three “tags” on an Avenue U building near E. 29th Street on May 26.

Residents said that the names “Neah,” “Posse,” and “DHB” were found on the wall shortly after midnight. The wall scrawlers were no where to be found.

Not-so-sweet charity

A thief broke into an E. 24th Street building on May 29, taking $150 from two charity boxes.

The owner of the home, which is located near Avenue S and is also used for religious instruction, said that she left her home at noon. When she returned at 4 pm, she noticed that her kitchen window was opened. A mesh gate blocking the window as cut, the victim told police.

Plate problems

A motorist was arrested on May 28 after he was caught tooling around Homecrest in a car sporting fake license plates — but he got an “A” for imagination.

Police said that the 1994 Lincoln was pulled over near the corner of E. Eighth Street and Avenue U at 7:30 pm after cops noticed that his license plates were actually laminated photocopies of real Massachusetts plates.

The owner of the car, 54, admitted to the fraud, claiming he couldn’t register and insure his vehicle.

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