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Cops: We have our man in Tuesday’s Clinton Hill shooting

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A 28-year-old Clinton Hill resident has been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s fatal shooting at the corner of Classon and Lafayette avenues.

Tareen Brown was identified as the suspect in the Oct. 12 shooting of 33-year-old Terrell Canty within a few hours of the 8:30 am bloodbath, thanks mostly to some video surveillance footage taken of the confrontation, cops said.

But when investigators went to grab Brown up, he ran off, sparking a heated, though brief, pursuit.

Brown was quickly apprehended and was charged with murder. Yet police sources said it remained unclear what exactly led to the shooting.

“We’re not 100 percent sure what happened, but from what we heard, they were having some kind of disagreeme­nt,” the source said.

By this afternoon, Brown’s arraignment in criminal court was pending. An attorney had yet to be assigned to the case.

Details about the crime remain sketchy even two days after. Canty was nearing the corner of Classon and Lafayette avenues when he was shot in the chest and leg. He died of his injuries at Brooklyn Hospital.

News of the slaying — the fifth to take place in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct this year — startled and outraged residents, particularly those on their way to work on Tuesday morning when homicide investigators shut down Lafayette Avenue for an hour during the morning commute.

Updated 5:21 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Joey from Clinton Hills says:
If the perp lives in Lafayette Gardens housing Project (like the victim) let's not say he lives in Clinton Hill.
Oct. 15, 2010, 10:12 am
Sick and Tired from Clinton Hill says:
Joey you are so sad!!!!
Oct. 17, 2010, 4:19 pm
Disco from Bed-Stuy says:
Of course, if the story was about Taaffe Place hipsters or Umi-Nom patrons, they would also be "Clinton Hill residents."
Oct. 18, 2010, 12:16 am
Dan from Clinton HIll says:
It;s amazing the amount of crime that happens literally a block away from the 88th precinct and on the same street as our council woman Latisha James. They are all a complete laughing stock.
Oct. 18, 2010, 9:28 am
Nature from Clinton Hills says:
Joey you are so smart...Why does it matter if the housing project is in Clinton Hills or not, It doesn't make your life any different... smh...it doesnt make the projects any further from your residence just by changing the name.
Oct. 18, 2010, 11:37 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
You folks are Corcoran clowns! Corcoran tries to push Clinton Hill all the way to Nostrand and you fools that overpaid for your bungholes jump right on board.
Oct. 18, 2010, 4:12 pm
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
@sick and tired: maybe you should take some vitamins and get some exercise and maybe you won't be sick and tired anymore? Sitting around Choice Cafe with your laptop won't help you get better!
Oct. 18, 2010, 4:13 pm
Sick and Tired from Clinton Hill says:
@ Joey I could beat you in a foot race any day BRING IT!!!

I am sick and tired of all the NIMBYS that have moved into the neighborhood. And yeah Clinton Hill does not extend all the way to kingdom come but the point is a life was lost, GET IT!!!
Oct. 19, 2010, 11:41 pm
- from NY says:
Totally surprised Mr. Brown would go this route. My prayers goes out to the family and friends of the victim.
Nov. 8, 2010, 9:51 pm
Vee from Clinton hill says:
Just for you who did not know lg projects is in Clinton hill
Jan. 7, 2013, 7:47 pm

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