BOERUM HILL – A 21-year-old man is now dead after a fire erupted inside his home last month. Cops are now calling it a homicide.
On Saturday, September 12 just before 12:30 p.m., flames started in an apartment on Warren Street near Third Avenue and Baltic Street. When the FDNY arrived, they found 21-year-old Brandon Hernandez unconscious and unresponsive. He was taken to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Five weeks later on Tuesday, October 20, Hernandez was pronounced dead.
As of now, there have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.
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 Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.