East Harlem execution: Man shot dead at public housing complex

East Harlem execution
File photo/Dean Moses

Detectives in East Harlem are looking for the killer who gunned down a 25-year-old man in a cold-blooded execution at a public housing complex on Friday night.

Police said the deadly shooting occurred at the Carver Houses, located at 50 East 102nd St., at about 10:13 p.m. on Jan. 13.

Officers from the 23rd Precinct and NYPD PSA 5 found the victim shot once in the head in front of the building.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police sources determined that the victim was standing at the location when an unidentified male walked up to him, pulled out a gun and opened fire. The shooter then fled to parts unknown.

East Harlem execution at Carver Houses
The Carver Houses at 50 East 102nd St., off Madison Avenue, in East Harlem.Photo via Google Maps

Responding EMS units pronounced him dead at the scene. Police have not yet released his identity, pending family notification.

Sources familiar with the case said the victim was known to the NYPD department as a gang member, with two prior arrests on his record.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, law enforcement sources said.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.