East New York

First murder of 2018 hits East New York

April 23, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The NYPD's 75th Precinct station house. Image date ©2018 Google Maps

East New York, whose 75th Precinct has traditionally been a high-crime precinct, had been enjoying a murder-free year – but that came to an end on Sunday, according to the New York Post.

Jahimel Gayle, 37, was found shot in the neck and shoulder in his apartment on Hendrix Street near Sutter Avenue around noon, the Post reported. One neighborhood resident, who would only give her name as Betty, was quoted as saying, “I was thanking God” for the lack of homicides, “but I spoke too soon.” While last year the precinct had 11 murders, police credited this year’s lack of killings to a series of crackdowns on gangs. Jahmorley O. Gayle, 32, the victim’s brother, was arrested and charged with the murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

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