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NYC SHOOTINGS: Queens man shot in bad scooter deal, suspect cuffed for Brooklyn murder

Officers from the 67th Precinct investigate a deadly shooting on East 94th Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn on May 6, 2021.
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Cops are looking for two men in Queens who shot a 24-year-old man during an apparent scooter sale gone bad on Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, detectives in Brooklyn picked up a suspect accused of fatally shooting his neighbor last month as a result of a dispute.

Police said the Queens shooting happened at about 2:20 p.m. on June 15 near the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 90th Street in Woodhaven.

According to law enforcement sources, the 24-year-old male victim met the two individuals at the location and quickly became engaged in a dispute over the sale of a gas-powered scooter.

The dispute turned violent, cops said, when one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and opened fire, striking the 24-year-old man in the hip. The gunman and his cohort then fled the scene on foot westbound along Jamaica Avenue.

The victim was brought via private means to Jamaica Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were not considered life-threatening. The incident was subsequently reported to the 102nd Precinct.

On Wednesday morning, the NYPD released images of the two suspects taken from near the shooting scene. Cops described the gunman as a man with a dark complexion, a medium build and black hair, who was last seen wearing a blue face mask, a white t-shirt, black shorts and black-and-red sneakers.

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His accomplice, meanwhile, was described as a man with a dark complexion and black braided hair who wore eyeglasses, an orange t-shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Photo courtesy of NYPD

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Arrest in Brooklyn murder

A Brooklyn man suspected of gunning down his neighbor six weeks ago was charged with the killing on Tuesday, police reported.

Law enforcement sources said Marc Wright, 19, shot Jonathan Tucker, 33, at a home on East 94th Street in East Flatbush at about 6:09 p.m. on May 6. 

Wright and Tucker lived on East 94th Street, down the block from each other. Sources familiar with the investigation stated that the two men had become embroiled in a dispute involving Tucker’s girlfriend and Wright’s aunt.

Police alleged that the argument led Wright to shoot Tucker in the torso. The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction. After being wounded, Tucker staggered back inside his residence, then collapsed.

Officers from the 67th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call, found Tucker unconscious and unresponsive inside the home. EMS units rushed him to nearby SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Wright was picked up on Rockaway Parkway in Canarsie on June 15 based on information obtained during the investigation. He was booked on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

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