Man Found Dead Behind Brooklyn NYCHA Building

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BEDFORD STUYVESANT — Police are looking for suspects involved in a shooting that resulted in a dead body behind Marcy Houses in Bedford Stuyvesant.

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NYPD officers found Deshawn Smart, 47, after responding to a 911 call at 474 Marcy Avenue on March 16, 2019, just before 9:30 am.

Upon arrival, officers discovered Smart, of Red Hook, unconscious and unresponsive. The victim lay next to a Citi Bike, with a gunshot wound to the torso. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

There have been 28 shooting homicides in Brooklyn this year, according to NYPD.

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.

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