Police search for suspect who shot man to death in Brownsville

Cops pictured searching the Sutter Avenue complex for an armed suspect following the fatal shooting on May 19, 2020.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a 62-year-old man in his Brownsville apartment Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The victim, identified as Angel Medina, was found shot multiple times inside a 14th floor apartment of the Langston Hughes Houses on Sutter Avenue near Rockaway Avenue at about 4 pm on May 19, authorities said. First responders pronounced Medina dead on the scene. 

A neighbor said that the incident happened quickly. 

“I was typing on the computer when I heard a woman scream outside my apartment,” said resident J.D. Flowers. “I ran outside and there was a man laying in the hallway.”

Flowers, a resident for a few short weeks, had just moved to the building.

“Everyone on the 14th floor is very responsible. We all work very hard. This is very unfortunate. Never thought this would happen as soon as I move here.” he said.

Officers from the 73rd Precinct, NYPD PSA 2, the K9 Unit and Emergency Services Unit surveyed every floor of the building in search of the armed 19-year-old suspect, apparently known to police, according to officials. Police believed the suspect might have still been in the building following the search, and were studying video surveillance footage for more clues on Tuesday afternoon. 

The suspect and victim may have had an ongoing dispute, but the exact motive for the murder remains unclear, police said.

Police are seeking witnesses in the case. Anyone with information in regard to this shooting is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

This story first appeared on AMNY.com