Update: Man Shot in Head on Washington Avenue

Victim gunned down in front of a barbershop and died at Methodist Hospital.

UPDATE, May 2, 1:10 p.m.: Police have identified the victim as John Brea, 36, of East New York. (Read the latest on the story )



Correction, 8:57 a.m. May 2: A previous version of this article had the wrong location for the shooting. The article below has been corrected.

A 36-year-old man was shot in the head on Washington Avenue Tuesday night and taken to Methodist Hospital where he died, officials said.

The man was shot one in the head and once in the body just before 9:51 p.m. in front of , between between St. Johns and Sterling places, an NYPD spokesman said.

Shortly after the attack, several shops were blocked off by police tape and people stood around in somber groups watching as detectives arrived.

“I hear bang, bang, bang, bang, and a saw somebody lying on the ground,” said Tony Brown, 48, of Sterling Place.

So far, no arrests had been made, the spokesman said.


Anyone with any information should contact the 77th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 735-0662. People can also submit anonymous tips through the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline, 800-577-TIPS, or their website, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

vincent romero May 02, 2012 at 05:49 PM
That one block seems to be a hangout for a lot of people.
michelle May 02, 2012 at 11:12 PM
I have known him always respectable. RIP JB. You will be missed and condolences goes out to your family.
Betty Boop June 26, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Another one bites the dust. Summer is here and the natives are restless...this has been going on forever and will until the end of time... why such shock cracks me up
Betty Boop June 26, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Are you serious ? ugh


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