Brownsville shooter sentenced to lengthy prison sentence for double murder: DA

Sentenced: 23-year-old Tariq Hargrove was sentenced on Sept. 5 for the 2016 fatal shooting of two men in Brownsville.
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A Brooklyn man will spend at least 25 years behind bars for a Brownsville shooting that left two men dead in 2016.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice William Harrington sentenced 23-year-old Tariq Hargrove to 25 years to life in prison on Sept. 5 after he plead guilty last month to two counts of second-degree murder, according to District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s office.

Hargrove had been arguing with 37-year-old Jeffrey James outside a public housing building near Mother Gaston Boulevard and Glenmore Avenue on July 15, 2016, when 40-year-old Perry Chance intervened to break up the argument. The three men then engaged in a verbal back-and-forth, before they all walked away unscathed, according to authorities.

But their luck ran out a few hours later, when James and Chance met up two blocks away and began rehashing their feud, before Hargrove approached with guns blazing — shooting James five times, and Chance once, according to Gonzalez’s office

First responders arrived on the scene and took both victims to Brookdale University Hospital, where doctors pronounced them dead, prosecutors said.

Three eyewitnesses identified Hargrove as the shooter, and cops arrested him the following month in Harlem, according to authorities.

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Posted 12:00 am, September 6, 2019
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