Police Blotter: Violence at the 2012 West Indian-American Day Parade

A roundup of police incidents during the West Indian-American Labor Day Parade and Carnival

The 71st and 77th Precincts have reported the following incidents taking place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Labor Day, September 3, 2012, beginning at around 3:00 a.m. for J'ouvert, the pre-dawn parade and carnival and continuing throughout the day during the West Indian-American Day Parade:

2:42 a.m., in front of 475 Schenectady Ave and St Johns a 26-year-old man was shot and killed. The perpetrator was arrested and taken into custody.

3:42 a.m., in front of 40 Lincoln Road, police and emergency vehicles were called to the scene to aid and assist individuals involved in a large fight.

4:07 a.m., on Nostrand and Snyder avenues, police called in for additional help to control a large unruly crowd

6:12 a.m., police were called to Flatbush Ave  and Empire Blvd regarding shots fired. Police conducted an evidence search; no one was injured.

5:12 p.m., on Eastern Pkwy and New York Ave, a woman was stabbed in the hip by an unknown perpetrator. She was transported to Kings County Hospital, and the investigation is ongoing.

5:15 p.m., in front of 650 Eastern Parkway near a delayed float, several shots were fired from inside a large crowd. A woman was struck in her left lower back and a man in his left hip. Both victims are expected to make full recoveries. The investigation continues.

6:00 p.m., at the corner of Bedford Ave and President Street, a man identified by police as Leandre Mallinckrodt, 27, of Monroe, NY, was stabbed in the neck and killed around a delayed float. The victim was transported to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. At this time there are no witnesses or motive to these crimes, and the investigation is ongoing.

6:30 p.m., a 26-year-old man was stabbed in the neck in front of 1394 St. John's Place. He was transported to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Gabriel Hernandez, 21, of Sands Street was arrested for murder and criminal possession of a weapon and taken into custody at the scene.

7:09 p.m., police and emergency vehicles were called to the scene at Eastern Pkwy and Classon Ave regarding two people who were reportedly stabbed. Both were transported to Kings County Hospital and are in good condition. The investigation is ongoing.

10:23 p.m., police were called to the scene regarding a man shot in front of 1549 President Street. The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to witnesses, the perpetrator was wearing a white baseball cap and was covering his face. Police are investigating.

Anyone with information that could lead to the arrests of the following perperators, please call the 71st Pct. Detective Unit at 718-735-0501.

Ragski Bedstuy September 05, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Raphael S. September 05, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Keep in mind, some of these incidents happened after the parade was done...Yes, some of the people stabbed/shot came from the parade, but if it happens after the parade, it has nothing to do with the parade.
pat September 05, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Animals behave better. They have a reason to behave in a savage manner.
JudyGooda$$ September 06, 2012 at 05:09 PM
@pat, which animal r u??
Matthew in BK September 06, 2012 at 06:14 PM
This record doesn't seem to be particularly better or worse than any other holiday weekend in this part of Brooklyn. There are all sorts of altercations every weekend in Crown Heights, so I don't think we can attribute any of this to the parade. There is, however, a serious problem in our society when people think that violence is an appropriate dispute resolution technique.


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