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Suspect convicted for daytime shooting outside Barclays Center

November 28, 2018 By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Jonathan Cordoba, a 30-year-old from Flatbush, Brooklyn, was convicted on Wednesday for a shooting outside of Barclays Center that occurred in June 2017. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn DA’s Office
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A 30-year-old man from Brooklyn was convicted on Wednesday of first-degree assault and first-degree attempted assault for shooting a 50-year-old man outside of Barclays Center last year.

Jonathan Cordoba, of Flatbush, was convicted following a jury trial in front of Justice John Hecht.

“This defendant fired numerous shots in the middle of the day in a busy area, endangering scores of innocent people,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said following the conviction. “Luckily, no one was killed. This verdict underscores our commitment to the safety of the people of Brooklyn.”

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Cordoba opened fire at approximately 2:05 p.m. while standing on Flatbush Avenue just outside Barclays Center on June 14, 2017, according to prosecutors.

The victim had just exited the subway on his way to work when he spotted two men arguing on the street including Cordoba. When the victim saw Cordoba brandish a gun, he fled, but was struck on the foot and fell to the ground.

The victim testified that he saw the defendant fire more shots at the other person after he fell to the ground. No one aside from the 50-year-old was struck by the bullets, according to prosecutors.

Cordoba was arrested on June 21, 2017 after he was identified from surveillance video. His sentencing has been set for Dec. 12.


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