A 911 call at 4:43PM today, reporting that two men were shooting at each other, sent cops rushing to the intersection of Utica Avenue and Montgomery Street in Brooklyn.
After arriving on the scene, one Police Officer then discharged his gun at a male suspect, identified by people on the scene as a mentally challenged, Church going man in his forties whose first name is Sahim.
The man was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to the NYPD, the Officer was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Preliminary information from the NYPD indicates that a gun was not recovered at the scene.
Blood can be seen on the sidewalk at the intersection of Utica Avenue and Montgomery Street in Brooklyn on Wednesday April 4, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
Officers from the NYPD Marine Unit were called to the Gowanus Canal near Nevins Street in Brooklyn on Tuesday, after the body of a man was spotted floating in the waterway.
The body, which was in a bad state of decomposition, was not lifted aboard the police boat, but rather ‘towed’ to Pier 5 at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, where Detectives and the Medical Examiner conducted their preliminary investigation before the body was removed from the pier.
Photos taken of the activity at Pier 5 shows the deceased with something resembling duct tape wrapped around the facial area. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The NYPD says its’ Investigation is ongoing.
A 59yr old man, an employee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, died on the job today inside the College Point Bus Depot on 28th Avenue in Queens.
The tragedy occurred when a bus driver, backing up her bus, struck him as he performed his duties. Emergency Medical Service personnel and First Responders rushed to the scene, but the man could not be saved. It is unclear whether the driver faces any charges. The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad will determine the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate event.
Long Island Rail Road service was disrupted after a man was struck and killed by the 5:08 train, heading from Speonk to Penn Station, at the Baldwin Station on Brooklyn Avenue at Grand Avenue in Nassau County. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department is conducting an Investigation into the circumstances of this incident.
A Staten Island woman, identified by authorities as Lori Gjenashaj, was rushed to Richmond University Medical Center on the Island with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, after she was shot by Cops in a scene like out of the movies.
The madness started when Lori drove to 767 Nugent Avenue within the confines of the 122nd Precinct and fired off shots from a revolver. Cops were called but Lori took off in a black 2018 GMC Acadia with a man in the passenger seat just before they arrived.
One of the responding Police units spotted the SUV heading north on Hylan Boulevard near Hunter Avenue a few blocks away but she refused to stop. The chase was on. During a brief stop of the SUV on Hylan Boulevard near Clove Road, Officers managed to remove the male passenger and take him into custody, but Lori took off again. The gun was not recovered at that time.
Officers in the surrounding Precincts were put on alert for the SUV. Officers from the 120th Precinct then spotted Lori inside the SUV near 166 Highland Avenue and moved in to make the arrest. According to authorities, Lori then brandished the gun at the Officers, causing them to open fire. Authorities stated that two Officers fired a total of five shots, striking her once in the shoulder. Both Officers were taken to Staten Island University Hospital North as a precaution. The Investigation into this crazy incident continues.
Three men, all MTA workers, were taken to Saint Lukes Hospital after they were reportedly struck by a piece of steel while working along the tracks near a boom truck on an elevated section of the Metro North Line on Park Avenue near East 101st Street in Manhattan.
A 15yr old boy who attends the Midwood High School at 2839 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn was taken in for questioning after he approached School Safety Agents at about 1:30PM and informed them that he had a gun.
The gun turned out to be a loaded .22 caliber. Information as to the type of weapon and exactly where it was recovered was not revealed by authorities as their Investigation continues.
Police and Firefighters responding to a report of people with difficulty breathing inside of the Newport School, also known as Public School 184, at 273 Newport Street in Brooklyn, found a number of children suffering from the effects of pepper spray, with runny eyes and noses. There were reports of some children vomiting.
According to authorities, a total of twenty people were evaluated after an eight year old boy brought a can of pepper spray to school and discharged it inside of a classroom.
Eleven children and one adult female staffer were removed to Brookdale Hospital for further treatment and observation. An Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday called for tougher state laws to get dangerous drivers off the streets of New York City. The call comes after 1yr old Joshua Lew and 4yr old Abigail Blumenstein were killed on 9th Street at 5th Avenue in Brooklyn back on March 5th, 2018. If the Mayor gets his way, drivers would see an expansion of the speed camera enforcement program, progressively higher fines and registration revocation for the worst drivers. Mayor de Blasio also wants doctors to notify the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles of medical incidents that cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle.
“In the wrong hands, a car can be a deadly weapon. We are fighting on every front to make our streets safer, but we need Albany’s help to keep dangerous drivers off the road, before we lose another life,” said the Mayor.
Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill is seen here at a press conference on Tuesday January 30, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
“The NYPD continues to make New York City streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers, resulting in the fewest traffic fatalities ever last year,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “This proposed legislation would provide us with additional tools to enhance safety, enforce the law, and keep dangerous drivers off the street.”
“After last week’s tragedy in Park Slope, we must act to prevent future tragedies – whether via legislation, street redesign or enforcement.” said NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. The 44yr old driver of the white Volvo involved in this deadly crash has since had her Driver License suspended but has not been charged, as the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad continues their Investigation.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill are seen here at a press conference on Tuesday January 30, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
By Theodore Parisienne Posted – 1:33PM Update – 6:35PM
1yr old Laylay Briggs, her father 27yr old Terrance Briggs, 16yr old Loyd Drain III, and 57yr old Loyd Drain Jr., were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head inside apartment 4M at the Riverdale Towers at 345 Thatford Avenue in Brooklyn on Wednesday.
According to Deputy Chief Michael Kemper, Commander of the Brooklyn North Detective Division, 27yr old Terrance and his 1yr old daughter Laylay were found in one bedroom, 16yr old Loyd Drain III was found in another bedroom and 57yr old Loyd Drain Jr was found in the bathroom.
“It appears all of the deceased are related, either biologically or through marriage” said Kemper. “At this time, we do not have a motive for this incident, but we are working very hard to establish one” Kemper continued. Kemper also stated that a firearm was recovered inside the apartment along with bullets and shell casings. “I just want to give my sympathy and my heart goes out to this family and to the residents of Riverdale Tower, to the Brownsville community” said NYPD Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, “The nature of this business we deal with death and tragic scenes, but when it involves an infant it is extremely tough” he continued. The Investigation into this terrible tragedy remains ongoing.