Central Brooklyn

Suspected Burglary Turns Deadly In Prospect Park South


PROSPECT PARK SOUTH – Neighbor Jeremy Safran, a psychotherapist and a Professor of Psychology at the New School was killed earlier this evening in the basement of the home he shared with his family on a quiet block of Prospect Park South.

Police say they were called to 155 Stratford Road shortly before 6pm for a burglary and found the 66 year old homeowner with trauma to head and body in the basement. They found a suspect, a 28 old man, hiding in the closet and arrested him, but no charges have been filed as of tonight.

As of 11:30 pm Stratford Road between Beverley and Albemarle was closed off to traffic.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends, and we will update as more information becomes available.

NCOs for Sector D, which covers the northern part of 70th Precinct are having a meeting at St. Paul’s church tomorrow night at 7:00PM, its a good place to ask questions.

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  2. Isn’t this still Ditmas Park? Prospect Park South kinda doesn’t exist anymore thanks to the real estate industry.


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