Detectives in Brooklyn are questioning a person of interest involved in a deadly shooting near a Brooklyn fast food eatery on Sunday evening.
Yusef Dinkins, 33, of Dwight Street in Red Hook was gunned down near the Kennedy Fried Chicken located at 783 Hicks St., about three blocks from his residence, at about 6:40 p.m. on March 27.
Officers from the 76th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the shooting, found Dinkins with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and arm.
Based on a preliminary investigation, police believe Dinkins got into a dispute with the person of interest, a 20-year-old man, that quickly escalated into a physical confrontation outside the fast food joint, and ended with Dinkins being shot.
EMS rushed the wounded Dinkins to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, where he died a short time later.
Police took the 20-year-old man into custody for further questioning. Sources familiar with the investigation said he had suffered a slash wound during the confrontation, though it isn’t clear yet whether Dinkins had caused it prior to the shooting.
A firearm involved in the shooting was also recovered from the scene.
Charges against the 20-year-old suspect are pending the results of the ongoing investigation.