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Flatlands man indicted for murder and attempted murder for shooting two men, one fatally, during argument at Brooklyn barbeque

November 9, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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A Flatlands man has been accused of murder, attempted murder, assault and other charges stemming from the shooting death of one man and the injuring of another during a backyard barbeque in East Flatbush last May.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said that on May 17, 2021 at approximately 12:21 a.m., defendant Kevin Phillips, 40, was at a barbeque in the rear yard of a house in East Flatbush when he bumped into a 31-year-old man. 

An argument between them and a third man, Miles Bobbsemple, also 31, began, whereupon the defendant allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the two men, according to the DA’s Office.
 
Bobbsemple suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and died at Kings County Hospital. The other victim sustained three gunshot wounds – one to each leg and a graze wound to the shoulder — and was hospitalized.
 
Phillips fled the scene and was apprehended on Oct. 4, 2021 in East Flatbush by an NYPD detective assigned to the Fugitive Apprehension Task Force.

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Gonzalez commented, “It is alleged that a verbal dispute tragically escalated and caused this defendant to inexplicably pull out a handgun at a large gathering and shoot two people, one fatally, while endangering many others. We will now seek to bring him to justice for these alleged actions.” 
 
Phillips was arraigned Tuesday before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Giudice on an indictment in which he was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault, first-degree attempted assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. 

The defendant was ordered held without bail and to return to court on Feb. 8, 2022.
  
The case is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Daniel M. Murphy of the District Attorney’s Homicide Bureau under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Timothy Gough, Homicide Bureau Chief.


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