Retired Cop Killed In Shooting In Kensington

Retired Cop Killed In Shooting In Kensington

A shooting on Monday night, June 7, 2021, at approximately 7:18 pm outside of the Korner Pizza, located at the corner of East 3rd Street and Church Avenue (66th Precinct) left one man dead and one injured.

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According to the NYPD, a 57-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 33-year-old man was shot in the right arm. Both individuals were taken to Maimonides Medical Center by EMS where the 57-year-old man died and the other man is listed in stable condition.

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A preliminary investigation has revealed that the 33-year-old man had and argument with an 86-year-old man inside Korner Pizza, NYPD inform. The 57-year-old man and a 53-year-old man attempted to intervene in the verbal dispute, at which point the 33-year-old  engaged the 57-year-old and 53-year-old in a physical confrontation.

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During the course of the struggle, the 53-year-old man displayed a firearm and discharged one round, striking both the 57-year-old man and the 33-year-old man.

The deceased was a retired police officer, and one of the men was a retired correction officer, Deputy Chief Joseph Gulotta of the Brooklyn South Detective Borough said last night, declining to name either man.

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