Cops seek suspect in Ditmas Park shooting

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Cops are on the lookout for a guy they believe is connected with the fatal shooting of a Ditmas Park man outside a neighborhood bodega last week, according to a report.

Police released a photo of the 34-year-old man they are searching for as part of an investigation into the homicide of 27-year-old Raphael Kurton, who died on May 26 after an assailant shot him at least once in the torso.

Authorities said the altercation began as a verbal argument outside a corner store on Newkirk Avenue at E. 17th Street. After the gunman shot him, Kurton, stumbled several hundred feet toward his home on Ocean Avenue, but collapsed on Newkirk Avenue between E. 17th and E. 18th streets, where cops found him unconscious, a report said. He was later pronounced dead in hospital.

Law enforcement officials ask people with any information about the incident to call (800) 577–8477, submit tips at, or text-message them to 274637, then enter “TIP577.”

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

steph from park slope says:
so where's the photo?
June 2, 2015, 10:52 am
Ruth Brown (Brooklyn Paper) says:
Apologies, it should be there now.
June 2, 2015, 11:24 am
Mike from Ditmas park says:
I've been living here for 8 years and this past year it seems there's been more serious crimes than previous years. I see cops at newkirk plaza and around Cortelyou road sometimes but rarely are they on foot on the many side streets between Newkirk and Cortelyou. There's been a home invasion that resulted in murder, muggings, assaults, robberies, etc. On the rise. Maybe if they were made to actually walk the streets like the old beat cops from back in the day, instead of just standing in one place like I often see, then they'd make their presence known and possibly get people thinking twice about committing crimes. T
June 3, 2015, 12:01 pm

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