Bullets fly in Bushwick: Man turns himself in after cops name him as suspect in ex’s fatal shooting

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A man turned himself in to police on Monday less than an hour after officers announced they suspected he fatally gunned down his ex-girlfriend on a Bushwick street the night before.

The 26-year-old walked in to the 83 Precinct’s Knickerbocker Avenue station house around 8:30 am, roughly 15 minutes after authorities said they suspected him of shooting 24-year-old Sade Sanchez — his former lover, according to a Police Department spokeswoman, who could not confirm reports that the suspect is the father of two children with her — at the corner of Saint Nicholas Avenue and Menahan Street at 10:27 pm on Sunday.

Paramedics rushed Sanchez, who sustained multiple bullet wounds to her torso, to Wyckoff Hospital, where doctors pronounced her dead, officials said.

The victim filed at least three domestic-incident reports against the suspect prior to the deadly incident, said department spokeswoman Cdt. Taylor Cannon, who could not immediately provide details on the reports’ contents, or their dates.

Police booked the guy on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon roughly ten hours after he turned himself in, and his latest arrest followed no less than three others that happened across the city, Cannon said.

In March, cops cuffed him on a grand-larceny charge after someone with the last name Sanchez — who Cannon said likely was not the victim herself — reported the incident at 371 Menahan St., less than a block from where the fatal shooting occurred.

The suspect is scheduled to return to criminal court on Oct. 24 regarding that case, according to records.

And authorities arrested him twice in 2015, once for walking between subway cars on a train in the 75 Precinct in December — a violation that carries a $75 fine — and after he physically assaulted another guy in Queens in June, Cannon said.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 11:36 am, October 9, 2018: An earlier version of this story has been updated to note that cops arrested and charged the man.
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Barry from Kenya says:
Just more Democrats doing Democrat things
Oct. 8, 2018, 4 pm
Harriet from Park Slope says:
He came here from Puerto Rico just to kill people and fug things up. Typical!
Oct. 9, 2018, 9:56 am

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