BAY RIDGE – After a fatal shooting in Bay Ridge last week, police have released the identity of the victim—but are a still looking for their suspect.
The shooting took place around 5:45 pm on Friday, September 7, near 93rd Street and 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge. Responding to a 911 call regarding an assault, police arrived at the scene to find 23-year-old Grei Frasheri unconscious and unresponsive on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his neck.
An off-duty Secret Service agent was nearby and attempted to aid the victim, the Daily News reported. EMS transported Frasheri to Lutheran Hospital where he was pronounced deceased, police said.
A heated argument preceded the shooting, witnesses said, though it’s unclear what the motivation behind the killing was.
According to social media posts from local Councilmember Justin Brannan, Frasheri was born in Albania. He lived around the corner from the scene of the shooting, on Marine Avenue.
PD has released the victim’s name in last Friday’s shooting in #BayRidge: Albanian-born Grei Frasheri was just 23. His family is begging for the public’s help in finding the shooter. If u have ANY info, please call 800-577-TIPS. There is a reward for info that leads to an arrest. pic.twitter.com/dp8qUFUWbO
— Justin Brannan (@JustinBrannan) September 11, 2018
Anyone with information in regards 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 Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.