Brooklyn man cuffed for alleged role in recent double homicide

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A Brooklyn man was arrested for his alleged role in a recent double homicide in the borough.

According to police, at 12:35 p.m. on June 27, the NYPD responded to a 911 call regarding two people shot in front of 551 Van Sicklen Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers found 23-year-old Chioke Thompson with a gunshot wound to the face and 39-year-old Stephanie Perkinswith a gunshot wound to the back.

EMS declared the victims dead at the scene. 

Following an ongoing investigation, police arrested 47-year-old Charles Hernandez in connection to the murders. Authorities say that Hernandez was found in West Virginia on July 9 and was brought back to New York on July 13. He was charged with two counts of murder and two counts of criminal possession of a firearm.

Updated at 12:15 p.m.