Out Like A Lion, Too: Three Tragic Deaths During Last Weekend of March


During the first weekend of March, three deaths occurred across Brooklyn. Now, after a violent holiday weekend, the last weekend of the month is a tragic mirror to the first—three deaths in two days in Brooklyn neighborhoods closed out the month.

The Great Indian Curry restaurant on Flatbush Ave, where a man was shot and killed early Saturday morning (Screenshot via Google Maps)

FLATBUSH – Responding to a call of shots fired in the early hours of Saturday, March 31st, police responded to the scene of a shooting outside at 1241 Flatbush Avenue around 3:20 am this weekend.

On the sidewalk in front of the Great Indian Curry restaurant, officers found the body of a 28-year old man, shot in the neck and chest, said police. EMS transported the victim to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

At this time, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Identification of the victim is pending family notification.

The side outside a Sunset Park karaoke club where Wei Lin was stabbed three times this weekend (Screenshot via Google Maps)

SUNSET PARK – Roughly 24 hours later, another Brooklynite was killed, this time outside a club in Sunset Park. Police received a call from Maimonides Hospital for a man that was stabbed just after 4:00 am on Sunday, April 1.

Wei Lin, 41, a nearby resident of Sunset Park, was involved in an argument with another man outside the Go One Sushi Inc. karaoke club when the man stabbed Lin in the chest three times, said police.

Hailing a livery cab in an attempt to save his own life, Lin caught a ride to the nearby Maimonides Medical center, just barely a mile away. Unfortunately, Lin was admitted to the medical center but doctors were unable to save his life—he succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced deceased at the hospital, said police.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, but no arrests have been made as of this afternoon.

On Sunday night, Jerome Spence was shot to death on a second story landing in the Sterling Street apartment (Screenshot via Google Maps)

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS – Finally, around 10:20 pm on Sunday, the violent holiday weekend claim its last victim, the result of a shooting on the second-floor landing of a Sterling Street apartment building.

Responding to a 911 call on the night of Sunday, April 1, NYPD officers found the body of 26-year old Jerome Spence on the second floor of 131 Sterling Street, said police. Spence, who lived just across Bedford Avenue in another Sterling Street building, was shot multiple times in the face, neck and chest, said police.

EMS transported Spence to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Currently, there are no arrests, and an investigation is underway.

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  1. How sad. When is this going to end? Mayor De Blasio. When are you going to step up to the plate & talk about all this uncalled for violence? You are never on TV talking about all the murders in the boroughs. Stop always talking about traffic, going to the gym, taking vacations. Being a mayor thats NOT whats its all about. We need this violence to stop. Crime is WAY UP. ESPECIALLY MURDERS! BE A MAN & STEP UP TO THE PLATE MR. MAYOR!!


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