EAST FLATBUSH – A 33-year-old man was shot and killed last night and cops need help searching for who did it.
On Thursday, September 5 at around 8:49 p.m., James Dorce was standing on East 28th Street between Cortelyou and Clarendon Roads. Cops say an unknown person approached him and fired a gun to the man’s head. The victim was transported to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“On the first day of school, a special milestone in every child’s life, 33-year-old James Dorce, a father of three was killed in Flatbush. His father and siblings were left devastated at the hospital. One gun, one dispute has turned the American Dream into a nightmare,” Council Member Farah Louis said. “No parent – in our district, in our city, in our nation – should ever have to bury their child and yet we have seen these events occur over and over again.”
“Our community, particularly black and brown youth, are caught in a crossfire that is endangering the lives of an entire generation. We cannot continue to live as though this is the new norm and that human life has no value,” she continued. “Guns are not tools for conflict resolutions, they are weapons used to kill. Until this perpetrator and nation as a whole understands this concept, these tragedies may never end. I extend my deepest sympathies to the family as they cope with the untimely death of their loved one.”
The investigation is currently ongoing and as of today, no arrests have been made.
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.