Brooklyn shooting suspect apprehended, another still at large for daytime assault on man

Brooklyn shooting
Police investigate a shooting in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on May 19, 2023.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Brooklyn detectives have picked up one of two suspects who shot a man in broad daylight earlier this month.

Freddy Rodriguez, 68, of Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn was apprehended on May 26 in connection with the shooting that occurred at about 7:30 a.m. on May 19 in the area of Prospect Place and Rogers Avenue in Crown Heights.

According to law enforcement sources, the victim — a 37-year-old man — got into a dispute with the perpetrators moments before they pulled their guns out and opened fire.

Police said the suspects fired multiple shots at the victim, striking him in the shoulder and hip. Following the shooting, they fled on their mopeds westbound along Prospect Place.

Paramedics and officers from the 77th Precinct arrived on the scene shortly after the shooting, where they found the bloodied victim and rushed him to Kings County Hospital in stable condition. 

Authorities did not release the victim’s name, but said he had a long rap sheet of arrests. 

Rodriguez was apprehended a week after the NYPD released images of the two suspects involved in the shooting. His alleged cohort remains at large as of press time, and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts 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.

Updated on May 27 at 9:55 a.m.