A 23-year-old felon was gunned down execution style on May 22 — a month after he was arrested for brazenly plunging an ice pick into an opponent’s chest outside Brooklyn Criminal Court.
Police from the 70th Precinct were called to a courtyard on Ocean Avenue between Church Avenue and Albemarle Road at 1:44 p.m. and found 23-year-old Dymitre Thelismond sprawled out on the street. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene — a victim of a single gunshot wound to the head.
Police sources said that it was still unclear if the slaying has any connection to the criminal charges hanging over Thelismond’s head before his death.
According to the New York Post, Thelismond, no stranger to the criminal justice system, was facing assault charges for attacking a man with an ice pick back in April. His victim survived, according to published reports.
A teen jumped and robbed a deliveryman for a local Chinese restaurant for all of $1 on May 21, officials said.
Police said they arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the 3:30 p.m. mugging on E. 19th Street between Tennis Court and Albemarle Road.
The victim said that he had just completed a drop-off when the teen, identified as Jeffrey Jeune, allegedly ran up and punched him in the face.
Jeune swiped a can of soda and $1 from his victim before fleeing, police said.
He didn’t get far — cops caught up with him the next day, prosecutors said.
A 49-year-old man was arrested on May 17 after he allegedly attempted to rob a livery cab — apparently forgetting that some of the newer models have Plexiglass partitions.
Prosecutors said that Joseph Wright was charged with attempted robbery in the first degree, menacing and criminal mischief following the foiled 3:30 pm heist.
When he flagged a cab down at the corner of Flatbush and Church avenues, Wright allegedly got in the back seat and pulled a knife, demanding that driver fork over his cash, according to officials.
But the cabbie did nothing, since there was no way that Wright could cut him through the partition.
Enraged, Wright allegedly kicked the partition, damaging nothing but the change slot.
He was still kicking at the partition when cops showed up to take him into custody, officials said.
Basket of bullets
Cops recovered a gun from an East Flatbush home following an assault on May 22.
Officers from the 67th Precinct were called to the East 26th Street home between Clarendon Road and Avenue D at 2 a.m. after getting a report that a 37-year-old resident was in possession of a handgun.
The man had reportedly flashed the pistol during a physical altercation with another man at the address a half hour earlier, police were told.
When responding officers entered the apartment, they allegedly found a .40 caliber Ruger sitting on top of items in an open basket, along with several clips of ammunition.
Cops took the resident, who was not named, into custody, charging him with criminal possession of a weapon and assault in the third degree.
Lott St. lunacy
A man was knocked to the ground and had his hand sliced open with a knife during a bizarre blow-up on Lott Street, police said.
Cops were told that the victim was arguing with 44-year-old Cecil Griffith on Lott Street between Tilden Avenue and Albemarle Road at 5 pm on May 21 when Griffith allegedly bowled the man over.
He then pulled a knife and cut the man’s hand before walking off, police alleged.
Griffith was taken into custody a few hours later, charged with assault in the third degree, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
The motive was unclear as this paper went to press.
Two spats, one arrest
Cops arrested a 27-year-old who allegedly beat up a Flatbush man on May 20, then chased the same man around town with a knife two days later.
Prosecutors said that when suspect Omar Gourzong was finally in custody on May 22, he was charged in both incidents.
Police were told that he allegedly beat up a man he had a longtime dispute with at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Beverley Road. Before he broke off his attack, Gourzong allegedly threatened to kill the man, according to court documents.
He apparently attempted to make good on his threats two days later, where he was seen allegedly chasing the victim around the same corner.
Police did not say what prompted these attacks.
Two men held each other at razor-point on May 20 following a box-cutter brawl on E. 19th Street.
Police said that both men, ages 22 and 20, were cut to the quick during the 12:15 am attack between Albemarle Road and Beverley Road.
Officials said that the two were arguing when the younger suspect lashed out with a box-cutter, slashing his opponent in the face, just below the eye.
In turn, the older man retaliated by punching the young upstart in the face. The man then grabbed the box-cutter from him and used it to slice open his fingers and nose, officials charged.
Cops are continuing their search for the gunman who killed a 30-year-old man during an April 28 shooting on Foster Avenue.
Officials said that Corey Lashley, a resident of Westminster Road, was found shot in the torso between E. 24th Street and Bedford Avenue at 3:30 p.m. He later died of his wounds at Kings County Hospital.
The search for the gunman, as well as a motive, is ongoing.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to graffiti vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, which is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Officials said that cleaning up graffiti is essential to the plan, to show that the community is no longer going to tolerate marred and tagged-up walls and street corners.
According to police, there is a perception that if a community will tolerate graffiti, they will tolerate other criminal activities, such as drug dealing and prostitution.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.