Suspect in deadly Crown Heights apartment shooting arrested: NYPD

Suspect arrested in connection to apartment shooting.
A 20-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly shooting two men, killing one.
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The NYPD has announced that a suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a deadly shooting.

Andrew Decoteau, 20, was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning for allegedly shooting and killing 38-year-old Kevin Alves and injuring another man in the first-floor lobby of an apartment building in Crown Heights on April 9.

NYPD officers from the 77th precinct discovered the two men after responding to a ShotSpotter activation near the scene of the crime. ShotSpotter is a sensor system network that notifies the NYPD when the sounds of potential gunfire are detected.

Alves and the other victim, who was not identified, were brought to NYC Health+Hospitals/Kings County, where Alves was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the head. Cops were not initially able to identify a suspect.

On July 26, Decoteau was charged with a litany of felonies including murder, attempted murder, attempted assault and two counts of possession of a weapon. 

The NYPD has not disclosed a potential motive for the crimes.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.