Friday Crime Blotter: A Subway Slashing at Atlantic, A Brass-Knuckle Beating in East Flatbush & More

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CROWN HEIGHTS – The man who shot an killed Khadeem Anderson, 28, in a Crown Heights deli over the summer has been arrested, police confirmed this morning.

Carlos Lysius, 36, of Coney Island was arrested in the killing, charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

The fatal shooting took place around 5:00 am on Thursday, July 5, inside the 555 Deli & Convenience store at 412 Utica Avenue, on the corner with Montgomery Street.

Responding to a 911 call of a man shot, police arrived at the scene to find the body of 28-year old Anderson, who had been shot in the head, police said. Responding EMS pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Reports indicated that Anderson was shot from behind as he left the deli, following a verbal confrontation with the shooter.

The deli on the corner of Utica and Montgomery, Khadeem Anderson was shot and killed this summer (Screenshot via Google Maps)

PROSPECT HEIGHTS – Police are looking for four men wanted in connection with a slashing aboard a train at Atlantic-Barclays Center yesterday.

The assault took place on southbound D train around 3:40 am on Thursday, November 1, police said. The two victims were involved in a verbal dispute with the four suspects, which escalated into a fight, said police. The suspects slashed both victims on the face before fleeing the train.

The two victims remained on the train and were later removed to Methodist Hospital, police said. Surveillance photos of the suspects can be seen below:

BROWNSVILLE – After two men broke into an apartment and held one of its occupants at gunpoint, police are circulating surveillance photos in hopes of tracking down the burglars.

The incident took place on Thursday, October 18, around 4:30 pm, said police, near Rockaway Avenue and Newport Street. The two suspects knocked on the door of an apartment, and when a 62-year-old woman opened the door, they pulled a gun. The woman ran, struggling past the men and eventually breaking free, but the two proceeded into the still occupied apartment.

Inside, they held a 24-year-old man at gunpoint while they ransacked the apartment, police said. They then fled north on Rockaway Avenue with $150.

Surveillance photos of the suspects can be seen below:

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS – Once more, police are calling on the public for help, still searching for the man who assaulted a victim, unprovoked, in a PLG subway station

The attack took place at the Winthrop 2/5 station on Monday, October 8, around 6:30 pm. A 47-year-old man was punched in the jaw by an unidentified subject who then fled the station on foot, said police.

The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital with a fractured jaw, said police. A surveillance photo of the suspect can be seen below:

(Via DCPI)

EAST FLATBUSH – Police are looking for three men who assaulted a victim with brass knuckles in an effort to rob him on an East Flatbush streetcorner.

The attack came around 11:30 am on September 14, said police, at the corner of  East 54th Street and Church Avenue. One suspect approached the victim while the other two acted as lookouts. The suspect demanded the victim’s phone, and when he didn’t comply, began punching him in the face with brass knuckles, said police.

The lookouts surrounded the victim, who finally gave up his smartphone, and the thieves fled. The victim was transported to Brookdale Hospital by EMS with swelling and bruising to his face, police said.

Surveillance video of the suspects can be seen below:

Anyone with information in regard to any of the incidents above 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


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