Man arrested after fatal shooting of Brooklyn teen, NYPD says

Martial C. Amilcar was identified as a suspect in the shooting death of Samuel Joseph in Brooklyn, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD

Samuel Joseph was fatally shot on Feb. 22 at his apartment building in Flatbush.

Martial C. Amilcar was identified as a suspect in the shooting death of Samuel Joseph in Brooklyn, police said.
Martial C. Amilcar was identified as a suspect in the shooting death of Samuel Joseph in Brooklyn, police said. Photo Credit: David Handschuh/David Handschuh

A man was arrested in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy in Brooklyn on Tuesday, the NYPD said.

Martial C. Amilcar, 20, is accused of fatally shooting Samuel Joseph in the head, torso and arm on Feb. 22 at his apartment building on Flatbush Avenue, between Rogers Avenue and East 26th Street, in Flatbush.

Amilcar was identified with the help of the public after police released surveillance footage of two suspects, NYPD Chief of Investigations William Aubry said at a news conference Monday. Police were still looking for the second suspect.

The reason for the shooting was under investigation, but Aubry said Amilcar had “indicated that he was looking for the older brother” of Joseph prior to the shooting.

Amilcar was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Nicole Brown