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Fort Greene Man Sentenced To 90 Years To Life For 3 Fatal Shootings

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FORT GREENE – Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Monday that a 33-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to 90 years to life in prison for fatally shooting three people near the Ingersoll Houses in September 2015, including a 76-year-old innocent bystander.

Allen Cooper (Photo via the Office of Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez)

According to trial testimony, at approximately 1:45am on September 20, 2015, Allen Cooper approached Lacount Simmons, 39, and Calvin Clinkscales, 43, as they walked on Fleet Walk near the Ingersoll Houses and shot them. Simmons was shot in the head, back and torso, and Clinkscales was shot in the head and torso. A third victim, Herbert Brown, 76, was struck in the abdomen by a stray bullet.

Cooper was captured on surveillance video near the Ingersoll Houses running away from the scene. Following an anonymous tip regarding his whereabouts, Cooper was arrested on April 22, 2016 in an apartment located in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Cooper was sentenced on Monday in Brooklyn Supreme Court to 90 years to life in prison following his October conviction of three counts of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

“This defendant chose to settle a score with a gun, killing two men and tragically striking a senior citizen who just happened to be in the area, killing him too,” Acting District Attorney Gonzalez said in a statement. “This ruthless violence makes the defendant unfit to be part of our community, and today’s sentence ensures that he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.”

 

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