Cops seek shooter in Williamsburg teen murder

On the scene: Police are investigating after a gunman killed a 19-year-old and injured two other people in Williamsburg on May 23.
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Police are hunting for the villain who shot and killed a teen and injured two other victims in what cops are calling a gang-related daytime fusillade on Hewes Street last week.

The wanted gun-toting weasel fatally shot 19-year-old Valentin Cruz in the head, near S. Third Street on May 23 at about 12:45 pm, and wounded two others hitting a 21-year-old in the belly and a 19-year-old in the lower back, police said.

The wounded 21-year-old was treated at Bellevue Hospital but later arrested for assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing, police said.

Brooklyn Paper photographer Paul Martinka was on assignment for the New York Post when he heard details of the shooting on his police scanner and raced to the scene. When he got there, he found dozens of shell casings littering the trendy intersection, and a man wearing a white baseball cap speeding off in a silver van. Police said they are still investigating and expect more arrests later in the week.

“There’s probably going to be additional arrests,” said NYPD spokesman Detective Martin Brown.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 5:43 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Moshe Aron Kestenbaum from Williamsburg ODA says:
It’s all drugs . Hang these drug dealers upside down on street light poles , like Musellini and sneakers .
May 30, 2018, 9:31 am
Benny from Williamsburg says:
Moshe Aron Kestenbaum from Williamsburg ODA,
I agree and we should do the same to all the Hasidic child molesters and rapists that the Hasid community protects! Fair is fair, right?
May 30, 2018, 9:43 am
Moshe Aron Kestenbaum from Williamsburg ODA says:
Benny: I agree , Tuchus North Up.
May 30, 2018, 6:20 pm
Kenny from Williamsburg says:
Benny - what about the b-holes that your community is protecting (by which I mean you)?!?!
Just gonna go on being b-holes?????!!
May 31, 2018, 5:42 am

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