Cops probe deadly shooting outside Brooklyn public housing complex

Officers from the 79 Precinct talk at the scene of a fatal shooting at 286 Lexington Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn on Dec. 30, 2020.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell


A 34-year-old man was shot and killed under the scaffolding surrounding an apartment building in Brooklyn on Wednesday morning, police reported.

The deadly shooting just after 11 a.m. on Dec. 30 at the Armstrong Houses, a NYCHA complex located at 286 Lexington Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Cops from the 79th Precinct found the victim — Demetrius Riggins of Neptune Avenue in Coney Island — with gunshot wounds to the legs, chest and torso. Riggins was removed to Woodhull Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Multiple shell casings were recovered at the tapes off crime scene.

According to Pierre Lax “there was a shooting around the corner from here yesterday [Tuesday].”

Officers from the 79 Precinct talk at the scene of a fatal shooting on Dec. 30, 2020 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

No arrests have been made thus far in Wednesday’s shooting, and an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information should call 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.

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