Good Morning, Brooklyn: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
SENTENCED FOR ROLE IN GUN TRAFFICKING TO BROOKLYN: A Brownsville man, Montoun Hart, 50, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a gun trafficking ring that transported dozens of illegal firearms from South Carolina and Virginia for sale on the streets of Brooklyn, Kings County District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced. Also, that a second defendant, Vernal Douglas, 51, of Flatlands, and a former MTA subway conductor was sentenced in August to five years in prison by Justice Del Giudice following his guilty plea on June 14, 2022 to second-degree criminal sale of a firearm.
The investigation, which involved other members of the trafficking ring, spanned from October 2019 to October 2020, helped recover numerous firearms, including two assault weapons: a German Sport Guns .22 caliber rifle and a Smith & Wesson 9mm semi-automatic pistol, as well as a Ruger .44 caliber revolver, a Smith & Wesson .357 caliber revolver, a Springfield Armory 9mm pistol, a Taurus 9mm, a Glock .380 caliber, a Glock 9mm, and a Ruger P89 9mm pistol.
WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH SUBWAY STABBING: The NYPD is asking the public to help apprehend a man in connection with a stabbing that took place around 12:40 a.m., Monday, Sept. 12, aboard a northbound #2 train approaching the Bergen Street IRT station. The unidentified man allegedly approached and engaged his 49-year-old male victim in an argument, and stabbed him in the back with a knife.