Clinton Hill

Man shot in hallway of NYCHA building

January 17, 2019 By Todd Maisel Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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A man was shot and killed on Thursday afternoon in the hallway of a NYCHA building in Clinton Hill.

William Ortiz, 30, was found in the 13th floor hallway of Lafayette Gardens at 433 Lafayette St. with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, according to police.

He was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Residents of Lafayette Gardens came to the wounded man’s aid with towels and bandages to try to stop the bleeding. Spent shells were found on the floor near where Ortiz was shot.

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According to police, Ortiz was not a resident of Lafayette Gardens but did live nearby. No suspect has been identified, and no motive has been established. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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