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Alleged gunman nabbed for shooting death of Brooklyn resident in apartment

A man was shot and critically wounded in an apartment in a NYCHA houses building Tuesday afternoon - he later died at the hospital. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

Cops nabbed a 28-year-old gunman suspected of shooting and killing a resident of a Brooklyn NYCHA apartment building on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The 34-year-old victim, not immediately identified, was found with a gunshot wound to his chest inside his sixth-floor apartment of the Gowanus Houses at 235 Hoyt St. He died at about 6:20 p.m. at NYU Langone Lutheran Medical Center upon, police officials said. 

The suspect, his name withheld pending charges, was nabbed by sharp-eyed cops from the 76th Precinct on Sackett and Henry Street in Cobble Hill minutes after the shooting. He too was said to be injured, possibly from a fight inside the apartment.

A man was shot and critically wounded in an apartment in a NYCHA houses building Tuesday afternoon. He later died of the wound. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

Police rushed to the scene at about 3:15 p.m. on May 26 after the victim apparently called 911 to say he was shot by the suspect. 

Cops immediately fanned out through the neighborhood and spotted the suspect walking on Sackett Street apparently with bloody clothing. After a brief struggle, police were able to cuff him and take him to the stationhouse.

“It’s been a long time since we had a shooting over here,” said one woman who watched EMS transport the victim from the building. “It’s sometimes bad over here, but no shootings in a while. May be things are getting bad again.”

Police are still looking for the firearm used in the shooting and were examining video footage to see where the gun may have been dropped. The gun was later recovered, police now say.

No other suspects were wanted in the shooting, officials said.

Police search for weapon and suspect after shooting. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

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