The suspect in a Brooklyn murder may already have his case decided for him – the slaying was caught on video surveillance. He was caught in all the way up in Albany, after weeks of searching.
The 20-year-old suspect was identified as the primary subject of interest shortly after an 18-year-old man was shot to death on April 17. A camera showed the suspect riding the elevator with the unsuspecting victim in a building in Brownsville at around 7:30 p.m. that evening.
The victim exited the elevator and the suspect, who had previous brushes with the law regarding weapons, drew a silver pistol and followed him into the lobby, police sources informed New York Criminal Defense Teams.
Another camera captured the suspect as he allegedly shot the victim in cold blood. The victim was not seen on the camera, but it could be clearly seen that the suspect was firing the gun, twice, then a third time toward the ground, presumably after his target had fallen.
Yet another camera showed the shooter throwing away the gun, then leaving the scene quickly, pulling his head low to hide his face as he attempted to make his escape.
It has yet to be revealed who harbored the suspect while he stayed in Albany or exactly how the authorities managed to track him down. Police did release the video of the shooting, however, in an effort to gain public help in catching the murderer. In New York City and Long Island, a charge of Gun Possession would also be filed.
When the police came for him, the suspect allowed himself to taken without conflict and he was returned to Brooklyn for questioning.
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