Detectives booked a 22-year-old man who opened fire at a Brooklyn intersection on Saturday night, killing one man and injuring a female bystander.
Elijah Shepp, 22, of Schenck Avenue in Brooklyn was formally charged at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 8 with murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a loaded firearm.
Police said Shepp was apprehended shortly after he allegedly gunned down Wayne Washington, 25, during a dispute that broke out at about 11:23 p.m. on Aug. 7 near 580 Pennsylvania Ave. in East New York.
Officers from the 75th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the shooting, found Washington being shot multiple times in the chest. The resident of Glenmore Avenue in Brownsville later died of his injuries at Brookdale University Hospital.
Cops also found a 19-year-old woman with a bullet wound to her torso — apparently wounded by a shot which went astray. Paramedics brought her to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.
A firearm believed to have been used in the shooting was also recovered.
Police did not release any details about the circumstances leading up to the shooting. The investigation remains ongoing.
It was one of two deadly shootings in the 75th Precinct between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Just after midnight on Aug. 8, two men were killed and three others were seriously injured when gunfire erupted at a party located in the vicinity of Georgia and Wortman Avenues in East New York.
Detectives continue to probe the mass shooting; so far, no arrests have been made. Police officials appealed for the public’s assistance in providing information that will help lead them to the suspect(s) responsible for the violence.
Anyone with information regarding the mass shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.