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East New York murder first of 2018, ending four-month record

East New York murder first of 2018, ending four-month record

The last murder in this neighborhood was on Dec. 12, 2017.

The victim was fatally shot in the shoulder just before noon inside his home on Hendrix Street near Sutter Avenue on Sunday, according to police.
The victim was fatally shot in the shoulder just before noon inside his home on Hendrix Street near Sutter Avenue on Sunday, according to police. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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.

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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