Man in Brooklyn shot dead at apartment building: cops

Harlem shooting crime scene
FILE – Police investigate a shooting.
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The killer who shot a man dead at a Brooklyn apartment building early on Sunday morning remains at large at this time, police reported.

Law enforcement sources said the deadly shooting occurred at about 1:02 a.m. on March 10 at 673 Sterling Place in Crown Heights.

Officers from the 77th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about a man shot, found 40-year-old Lavel Fraiser, of Washington Avenue in Brooklyn, at the scene with a bullet wound to his torso.

Site of Brooklyn shooting
An apartment building at 673 Sterling Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where a man was shot dead early on March 10, 2024.Photo via Google Maps

EMS rushed Fraiser to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through March 3, according to the most recent CompStat report, the 77th Precinct registered three homicides and two shootings year-to-date. At the previous point in 2023, it had just one homicide and one shooting.