Brooklyn detectives have apprehended the suspects behind two separate deadly shootings that occurred earlier this year, the NYPD announced Sunday.
Gabriel Hoyle, 30, of Reid Avenue was hit with murder charges on Oct. 29 for allegedly gunning down a 53-year-old man in Bedford-Stuyvesant five months ago.
According to law enforcement sources, Alfred Bent, 53, of Chauncey Street was shot to death in front of a brownstone on the 300 block of Decatur Street at about 11:25 p.m. on May 28.
Police said Bent and Hoyle had allegedly gotten into a dispute moments before the deadly shooting occurred. The motive for the argument was not disclosed.
Officers from the 81st Precinct found Bent unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his head.
EMS rushed him to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Detectives linked Hoyle to the homicide via a tip they received, law enforcement sources said. He was subsequently arrested on Oct. 28 for an unrelated domestic incident.
Following questioning, he was formally booked on murder and weapons possession charges for Bent’s slaying. He was ordered held without bail at his Oct. 30 arraignment in Kings County Criminal Court, according to court records.
In a separate investigation, cops slapped the cuffs Sunday on Daniel Hurdle, 30, of Hancock Street for allegedly shooting a 29-year-old man to death in Bedford-Stuyvesant back on May 31.
Authorities said Lateek Poindexter, of Lexington Avenue, took a fatal bullet to his head steps away from his residence, at the corner of Marcy and Lexington Avenues, at about 1:40 a.m. that morning.
Law enforcement sources said Poindexter had been conversing with an unknown male at the location when the shooter arrived on the scene and began firing. Following the fatal gunfire, the shooter took off on foot in an unknown direction.
Officers from the 79th Precinct responded to the shooting. Poindexter later died of his injuries at Kings County Hospital.
Hurdle was connected to the homicide via the subsequent investigation; police sources said it’s believed the shooting was gang-related.
Following a five-month investigation, detectives apprehended Hurdle on Oct. 28 in the confines of the neighboring 81st Precinct, authorities said.
He was arraigned in Kings County Criminal Court on Oct. 29 and ordered held without bail, court records indicated.