Cops cuff man in connection to fatal Alphabet City shooting

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Cops arrested a man who they say fatally shot another man in Alphabet City.

According to police, at 1:34 p.m. on Sept. 1 officers from the 9th Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding a man shot near Avenue C and East 12th Street. Upon their arrival, police found 26-year-old Dillin Tolentino unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his head.

Paramedics rushed Tolentino to Bellevue Hospital, where he ultimately died of his injuries.

Following an ongoing investigation, police arrested 21-year-old Tyler Hall-Canale on Sept. 14. He was charged with murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.