Cold case solved
A 58-year-old who gunned down another man on E. 104th Street back in 2004 was put behind bars this week — seven years after he pulled the trigger.
Prosecutors say that the suspect was apprehended for the shooting, which happened between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue J, after he was recently nabbed for drunk driving in East New York.
Police say that the suspect opened fire on an opponent during a 9 pm card game, hitting him nine times in the torso and legs.
His victim was in the hospital for three weeks, prosecutors said. During that time, the suspect hopped on a plane to Jamaica, where he stayed until recently.
Cops learned he was back in the United States moments after he was entered the system on the drunk driving arrest, officials said.
Beaten on Glenwood Rd.
A 28-year-old man was arrested on March 12 following a brawl on Glenwood Road.
Witnesses said that the suspect was having words with his victim near Remsen Avenue at 3:55 pm before he lunged, punching the victim in the face.
A 22-year-old thief has been taken into custody for a December, 2010 carjacking on Flatlands Seventh Street.
Prosecutors say that the suspect and an unapprehended accomplice pulled a gun on thier victim at 12:50 am while he was still in his car near E. 108th Street.
The thugs pulled their victim out of the car, put the gun to his head and ordered him to empty his pockets. They then told him to take off all of his rings.
Cops caught up with the thief last week, charging him with robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
Two gunman charged into a Flatlands Avenue office on March 10, taking $170.
Workers at the store told police that the thieves vaulted over the counter and kicked in the office door at 12:48 pm before robbing the employees inside.
More high stakes heists
Two days after the above robbery, two suspects robbed a second Flatlands Avenue store, this time taking $250.
Workers say that the thieves entered the store at 8 pm on March 12, brandishing firearms. They went around the counter, taking money from the register.
It was unclear if the two robberies were related by late Tuesday.
A gunman opened fire on a 28-year-old near the corner of Flatlands Avenue an E. 56th Street on March 8, wounding him.
Witnesses said that the gunman let loose a barrage of bullets at 3 am, hitting his victim in the neck, back and arm. The victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, cops said.
A wayward motorist — possibly a dollar van driver — left a 33-year-old man hospitalized on March 12 after he forced his victim out of his van while driving near Avenue I and Utica Avenue.
Witnesses said the victim was thrown out of the van at 9:10 pm. The victim was knocked unconscious and rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he remained in the intensive care over the weekend, cops said.
Two thugs opened fire on two cousins outside the Bayview Houses on March 2, hitting a 17-year-old victim in the thigh.
Police said the 17-year-old and a 20-year-old relative were near E. 102nd Street at 1:15 am when a pair of thugs in hooded sweatshirts approached them.
“What’s poppin?” one of the men asked before he pulled a gun and opened fire, letting go six rounds.
The 17-year-old was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
Shot in car
A gunman opened fire on a car sitting in an E. 51st Street parking lot on March 8, striking the motorist inside.
Gunshots were heard at 7:25 am in a small parking lot between Avenues I and J, witnesses told police. The victim, who was not named, was hit, but not seriously injured.
Gunning for cash
A pistol-packing perp jumped a 43-year-old man on E. 58th Street on March 3, taking $180.
The victim told police that he knew the thief who pistol-whipped and robbed him during the 3:10 am exchange that happened near Avenue I.