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Boy, 17, sentenced to 21 years to life in prison for fatal shooting of teen near East New York High School

Defendant Shot the Victim Twice in the Head in Broad Daylight

November 22, 2016 From Brooklyn DA's Office
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese
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Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Monday that a teenager from East New York has been sentenced to 21 years to life in prison for fatally shooting an 18-year-old in the head near a high school in East New York, where the victim had gone to meet his younger sister.

Gonzalez said, “This defendant took the life of another teenager and with today’s sentence he has been held responsible for his callous actions.”

The ADA identified the defendant as Malik Streat, 17. He was sentenced on Monday to 21 years to life in prison by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alexander B. Jeong. Streat was convicted of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon following a jury trial last month.

Gonzalez said that, according to trial testimony, on Jan. 13, 2016, at approximately 2:45 p.m. in the vicinity of Livonia Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York, Streat shot Darnell Wilkerson in the head. After Wilkerson fell to the ground, Streat shot him in the head a second time and then fled. The shooting took place near the former Thomas Jefferson High School. Wilkerson, a recent graduate of the school, was there to meet his 16-year-old sister.

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Streat was apprehended a few blocks away and found with a .38 caliber pistol in his pocket. Surveillance footage from surrounding buildings captured the incident.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Sara Kurtzberg of the District Attorney’s Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Joseph Mancino of the District Attorney’s School Advocacy Bureau, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Taub, chief of the Homicide Bureau.

—Information from the Brooklyn DA’s Office

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