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Harlem man shot dead blocks away from home: NYPD

Brooklyn man shot
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A Harlem man was shot dead within walking distance of his home on Saturday morning, police reported.

James Johnson, 35, of West 123rd Street took a fatal bullet to his neck in front of an apartment building at 146 West 124th St. at about 12:36 a.m. on July 23.

Officers from the 28th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the shooting, found Johnson unconscious and unresponsive.

Responding EMS units pronounced the victim dead.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police believe Johnson was involved in a dispute with another individual moments before he was shot.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the deadly shooting 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.

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