Crown Heights Man Killed in Saturday Shooting

Crown Heights Man Killed in Saturday Shooting
The corner of St. Johns and Schenectady in Crown Heights, near where the shooting took place (Screenshot via Google Maps)

CROWN HEIGHTS – During a weekend beset with violence, a man was shot and killed in Crown Heights on Saturday.

On Saturday, December 16, at 1:40 am, police responded to a 911 call of an assault occurring in the area of St. Johns Place and Schenectady Avenue, just north of Eastern Parkway.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers found 32-year old John Barnes unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to the head, said police. EMS transported the man, who lived just down the block, to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation into Barnes’ death is ongoing and there are no arrests at this time.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS 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 texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


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