Brownsville Shooting Injures Two, Police Looking For Suspect

BROWNSVILLE – Police are seeking a man in connection with a shooting that occurred earlier this month near the border of Brownsville and East New York.

In the evening of Saturday, August 19, Lyemel Summerville, 19 years old, engaged in a verbal dispute with a 20-year old man on the corner of Junius Street and Sutter Avenue, police said.

Summerville then pulled a gun and shot his victim once in the thigh, said police, before the bullet continued on to graze a 1-year old child in a stroller who was with his mother and grandfather at the time.

EMS responded and transported the victims to local hospitals, where they were both in stable condition, according to police.

Police are looking for Lyemel Summerville, whom they describe as a 19-year old black man, roughly 5’10” and 165lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. His photo can be seen below:

Lyemel Summerville, 19,wanted by police in connection with shooting assault (Photo via DCPI)

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. 

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Paul Stremple

Paul was a staff reporter at Bklyner, responsible for covering Northern and Eastern parts of Brooklyn between August 2017 and January 2019.


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