Queens Neighbor Shot & Killed In Brownsville

Queens Neighbor Shot & Killed In Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE – A 31-year-old man from Queens was murdered while visiting his mother in Brooklyn just before the weekend, cops say.

On Friday, August 16 at around 10 p.m., Rakeem Edwards was shot on the back of his head outside the Marcus Garvey Houses. He was there to visit his mother, the Daily News reported. Edwards was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Everybody loved my son,” Rakeem’s mother Christine Edwards told the Daily News. “He never did no harm. …He never gave me problems, even growing up. That is my first and my oldest son they took away from me.”

Outside the Marcus Garvey Houses. (Photo via Google Maps)

Edwards was a father of two kids and lived with them and his partner at the Astoria Houses in Queens. He worked at FedEx and was a kind, hardworking man that brought over his kids to visit his mother every week, the Daily News reported.

The NYPD says there have been no arrests made as of today and the investigation is ongoing.

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.