Bushwick

3 shot, 1 fatally, in Brooklyn confrontation over car break-ins

October 6, 2015 Associated Press Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Late Tuesday afternoon, a police van remained at the scene on Grattan Street and Knickerbocker Avenue.

A 53-year-old man is dead and two people, including a 13-year-old girl, have been wounded in a shooting in Brooklyn.

Police told the Daily News that Michael Matusiak was fatally shot Tuesday just before 8 a.m. as he confronted three men who were breaking into cars on Grattan Street near Knickerbocker Avenue in East Williamsburg/Bushwick.

Matusiak was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Daily News reports that Derrick Robinson, a 57-year-old man who also confronted the thieves, took a gunshot to the abdomen and another through his ear. Robinson told the Daily News that Matusiak asked the suspects if they were breaking into cars, which prompted them to pull out guns and start shooting right away.

The 13-year-old girl was grazed in the left hip as she walked to school.

Police told the Daily News that Matusiak had just started a job alongside Robinson at the ABNY sheet metal shop one day earlier.

According to the Daily News, police said all three suspects fled and remained at large. 

The injury victims are in stable condition at a local hospital, and police have made no arrests.