Man questioned in deadly Brooklyn shooting near public housing complex

Brooklyn shooting
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Detectives in Brooklyn are questioning a person of interest connected to a deadly shooting outside a public housing complex on Friday night.

Law enforcement sources said the homicide happened at about 11:06 p.m. on April 21 near the Ingersoll Houses, in the vicinity of Myrtle Avenue and St. Edwards Street in Fort Greene.

Officers from the 88th Precinct and NYPD PSA 3, in responding to a 911 call about the incident, found the victim, 21-year-old Rmeek Lucas, with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and right leg.

EMS rushed Lucas to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Lucas listed address, 60 Saint Edwards Street, is just steps from where the shooting took place. 

During the investigation, officers took the person of interest, a 22-year-old man, into custody at the scene. Charges against him are pending the results of the ongoing investigation.

A firearm was located at the scene and recovered by police, it was reported.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include the name of the victim, Rmeek Lucas.