Man sentenced to 15 years for fatal shooting in East Flatbush

Family argument turned deadly

July 18, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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An East Flatbush man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatally shooting a 23-year-old man during an argument outside of the defendant’s family’s home in 2019.

District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said, “This senseless act of violence took the life of a young man. The defendant’s guilty plea and today’s sentence hold him accountable for his actions and offer a measure of justice for the victim’s loved ones. We will not tolerate gun violence in the streets of Brooklyn.” 

Gonzalez identified the defendant as Taliby Kaba, 24, of East Flatbush. He was sentenced today by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Dena E. Douglas to 15 years in prison and five years’ post-release supervision. The defendant pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter on March 31, 2022.

 According to the investigation, on Feb. 22, 2019, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Kaba got into an argument with his sister’s boyfriend, the boyfriend’s brother, and a friend, Kenny Joseph, 23, in front of the defendant’s family’s home on East 94th Street in East Flatbush. 

Kaba chased his sister’s boyfriend down the block with a handgun and ultimately fired a gunshot into the boyfriend’s brother’s car, striking Joseph in the chest. Joseph was taken to Brookdale University Hospital, where he later died.

 Kaba fled the scene. He was apprehended on March 15, 2019, in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The case was prosecuted by Senior District Attorneys Daniel Murphy and Viviane Dussek, of the District Attorney’s Homicide Bureau, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Leila Rosini, Bureau Chief.

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