A 37-year-old man was shot to death by his younger brother in East New York on Sunday, police said, ending the area’s record stretch of more than four months without a murder.
Jahimel Gayle was fatally shot in the shoulder just before noon inside his home on Hendrix Street, near Sutter Avenue. His 32-year-old brother, Jahmorley O. Gayle, was taken into custody shortly after.
Jahmorley O. Gayle was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
The neighborhood is in the 75th Precinct, which had not had a murder since Dec. 12, 2017, the department’s Chief of Department Terence Monahan tweeted on Friday. The record was the longest for the precinct since the NYPD started keeping modern records in 1993, he said.
The 129-day stretch without a murder, dating back to Dec. 12, is the longest in the @NYPD75Pct since the Police Department began keeping modern records in 1993. A credit to the dedicated men & women of the NYPD and their partnerships with those they serve. https://t.co/MRWiSvKLJ3— Chief Terence Monahan (@NYPDChiefofDept) April 21, 2018
Last year, the precinct recorded two murders through April 15, according to NYPD statistics. The precinct recorded 40 murders and nonnegligent manslaughter cases in 2000, according to the department’s historic data.
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