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Stabbed to death

A deep slash wound to the neck ended the life of a 17-year-old found bleeding to death on July 9.

Police said they were called to the corner of E. 26th Street and Clarendon Road just after 11:30 pm and found the victim, identified as Red Hook resident Timothy Hall, lying on the ground with a deep neck wound.

Paramedics rushed Hall to Kings County Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Gunman search

A gunman with an itchy trigger finger killed a 24-year-old man on July 7.

After receiving a 911 call at 11:30 am, cops from the 67th Precinct entered a home on E. 95th Street near East New York Avenue and found the unnamed victim on the floor suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.

The victim was declared dead at the scene, officials said.

Witnesses told police that the killer may have been a neighbor the victim was arguing with just before gunfire was heard.

Poor decision

A 23-year-old chain snatcher was quickly arrested on July 5 after he made the foolish decision to rob someone just paces from the 67th Precinct stationhouse.

Police said the thief attacked his victim at 3:25 am as he sat in a car near the corner of Nostrand and Snyder avenues — right around the corner of the precinct.

A cop heard the victim’s screams and ran over, catching the thief in the act, officials said.

Catty greeting

An East Flatbush “playa” inadvertently started a cat fight on July 2 when he called out to a young woman while two slightly older ladies hung off both of his arms.

Police said the two pieces of arm candy — ages 28 and 29 — called the 23-year-old stranger a “bitch” and jumped her after their man said “Hi, baby,” as they passed her near the corner of Martense Street and Rogers Avenue at 5:45 am.

Prosecutors said the two suspects punched the younger victim, yanked her hair and struck her with a stick before running off.

But they didn’t get far: Responding officers rounded up and arrested the two harpies after a brief search of the area, leaving the suitor who sparked the attack without anyone to go home with.

Parking pains

Talk about road rage: a 32-year-old motorist stabbed another driver in the stomach on June 30 during a heated dispute over a parking spot.

Officials said the curbside confrontation began at 2:10 pm when the suspect approached the 42-year-old motorist as he sat in his vehicle near the corner of Ocean Avenue and Cortelyou Road and asked if he was going to move anytime soon.

The seemingly innocent question sparked an argument that came to a quick end when the suspect pulled a knife and jammed it into the older motorist’s midsection.

The assailant was taken into custody as his victim was rushed to Kings County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

Laptop loon

An 18-year-old student of Erasmus High School was arrested on June 24 for swiping a $2,000 laptop computer used by a film crew hired to videotape a school event.

But the teen wasn’t caught by the film crew. Rather, he was picked up on a surveillance camera as he took the computer from the classroom it was left in.

The teen admitted to taking and selling the computer to a pawn shop after he was arrested and charged with grand larceny, police said.

Independence Day bloodbath

A gunman left one man was killed and two others wounded during a July 4 shooting in East Flatbush.

Police said the three victims were attending a party on Rogers Avenue between Newkirk and Foster avenues at 5:17 am when an unidentified man charged up and opened fire, hitting all three.

Witnesses told investigators that the gunman may have also been at the party, but was asked to leave earlier in the night for acting unruly.

When cops arrived at the scene, two of the victims had been hit in the arms. The third victim, identified as Michael Gonzales, of Tennis Court Lane, was hit in the chest. Gonzales died of his wounds a short time later at Kings County Hospital.

The other two victims were treated and released.

Cops were still looking for the shooter.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact NYPD CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Wipe out graffiti

As the ongoing war against graffiti continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to the vandals that mark up the community.

The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.

Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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