A man died in the early morning hours after being shot multiple times in the torso in front of Donut Shoppe at 1503 Avenue U, police sources told Sheepshead Bites.
According to police, two men in their 20s crossed paths in front of the business near the corner of East 15th Street at around 4:15 a.m. They got into a dispute and one of the men took out a pistol and shot the other three times in the stomach. He took off towards the Avenue U train station, tossing the gun as he went.
When police arrived on the scene, witnesses pointed out the suspect and they found the gun after a brief search.
The victim was transported to Kings County Hospital, where he died of his wounds. The suspect was taken into custody by officers of the 61st Precinct. The crime did not appear to have anything to do with the business.
This is the sixth murder of the year in the 61st Precinct, up from three compared to this time last year.