Tromaine Holmes (Source: Facebook via Home Reporter)
The NYPD has released an image of Tromaine Holmes, a man wanted in connection to the recent murder that took place outside of the Marlboro Houses (2740 86th Street).
Earlier in the week, we reported on the shooting death of Marlboro Houses resident Perice Brown, 27, just outside the public housing complex. According to a Facebook update by Home Reporter, police are now seeking Holmes, 31, for questioning in their investigation.
The NYPD is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Holmes to contact them via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or visit the Crime Stoppers website by clicking here.
Source: Coney Island USA
Get prepared to shoot a bunch of moving targets as a vintage World War II-era Mangels Shooting Gallery was discovered just after Superstorm Sandy, and is almost done being restored at Coney Island USA. According to a press release, the old-fashioned shooting gallery was unearthed in the arcades underneath Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, when another, more modern, shooting gallery was destroyed by the storm, revealing this behind it.
The vintage shooting gallery was designed by William Mangels, a legendary Coney Island inventor:
William F. Mangels (1866–1958), was an amusement manufacturer and inventor housed in Coney Island on West 8th street and was a major player in the development of American amusement parks at the start of the 20th century. In addition to manufacturing carousels, including the the frame and rocking mechanism (that makes the horses move up and down) on Mayor Blomberg’s restored B&B Carousell on the Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk, the fire engine and boat kiddie rides still in operation at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, shooting galleries and inventing rides including The Whip (ride), he wrote a book titled The Outdoor Amusement Industry: From earliest times to the present.
The gallery itself is a World War II-inspired contraption that features tanks, soldiers and airplanes, testing the aim of shooters as the targets move quickly around the display. According to Coney Island USA’s website, you get 100 shots for $5. Sounds like fun.
The game officially opens on Thursday, August 8 at 1 p.m. at 1214 Surf Avenue (between Stillwell Avenue and West 12th Street).
Source: mikey k via flickr
A homeless man was shot to death in a Coney Island housing project yesterday, according to a report by DNA Info.
The man, 27, was identified as Julian Salley. He was shot in the torso on the first floor hallway of the Surfside Gardens housing projects located at 2839 West 33rd Street. Police pronounced Salley dead at the scene.
No arrests were made and an investigation is ongoing.
Tysha Jones (Source: Twitter)
Police arrested a 19-year-old suspect named Iloune Driver in connection with Thursday’s bloody Brighton Beach shooting that left one dead and four wounded. Authorities say they’re still on the hunt for a second suspect.
Driver has been charged with second-degree murder and assault with intent to cause serious physical injury.
Tysha Jones, a 16-year-old bystander, was shot dead Thursday after a bullet struck her under the left arm. Four others were also injured as bullets flew wildly on the Riegelmann Boardwalk near Brighton 6th Street, including a patron at Tatiana Restaurant.
According to the New York Post:
Cops said there had been a scuffle in which one youth was hit over the head with a bottle and another was struck with a beach umbrella as hundreds of teens gathered.
As tempers cooled, one of the young men joined three friends — including Jones, of East Harlem — on a boardwalk railing. Two other pals stood nearby.
Two thugs then strode onto the boardwalk and opened fire. Cops said it was unclear whom they were aiming at.
Other media outlets say the person was hit with a bottle, not a beach umbrella. They’re also reporting that it is not believed to be gang related
Police recovered five .380-caliber shells at the scene of the shootout.
(Brighton Beach Shooting Wounds Five, Two Critically)
(Brighton Beach shooting: View photos of the scene, as police canvassed the area.)
(Brighton Beach shooting: View a video from a restaurant patron taken moments after the shooting.)
(Brighton Beach shooting: Two more graphic videos.)
This just in from our man on the street…
In the search for Maksim Gelman, The NYPD is in the process of a city wide response to today’s stabbings and car jacking.
The police have closed Ave Y from Bedford to Ocean Avenues and are using those blocks as a staging area and command post. Police cars from the entire city are now converging on Sheepshead Bay and are actively searching a 150 block radius of the crime scenes.
This is a breaking news story and may have inaccuracies. It is subject to change. If you have information, photos or video, please e-mail us at nberke [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.
This is an update of our earlier post:
Police have confirmed that someone has been fatally shot in front of 1721 Voorhies (corner of East 18 Street).
The victim is believed to be of Pakistani descent and known to residents who lived nearby. People who knew the victim were being interviewed and they could be heard giving information that might indicate that this may not have been a random shooting. We will try to bring you updates as soon as more information is known.
According to the Gothamist, the incident occurred around 2 a.m. The evidence was strewn onto East 17 St and on Voorhies Avenue, prompting investigators to close the streets off for four and half hours. By 6 a.m., evidence collectors could be seen picking up various personal items belonging to the victim, including a set of keys.
1010 WINS has the name of the victim listed as Tamiz Din.
The Daily News has posted some additional information about this tragic case.
Here is our original post:
There has been a shooting early this morning on Voorhies Avenue and East 18 Street.
Someone working at a store two blocks away told us that he heard three shots, with the police showing up just minutes later. The same person also said that the emergency responders told him the victim was of either Mediterranean or Middle Eastern descent and had a Bronx address on his drivers’ license.
We will tell you more about the victim’s status, once we have the information confirmed.
Yesterday, in Coney Island there were two recorded police incidents.
The 60 Precinct responded to a shooting at 3208 Mermaid Ave at West 32 St and the person was rushed to Lutheran Hospital after 2 shots to the abdomen. The incident occurred at 11:30 p.m. and the victim is not expected to survive.
Earlier in the day at 4:46 p.m., a pedestrian was struck near Mermaid Ave at 2930 West 30 St.
If anyone knows more about the situations, please let us know.
This information comes to us via the Breaking News Network.
The Gothamist maps Breaking News showed the initial 911 call early this morning as “7 People Shot” at Neptune Avenue and West 37 St.
New York 1 News and The New York Times say that there was an argument at a child’s birthday party in Coney Island that ended with a teenager dead and two people wounded.
Anyone with information about the identity of gunman who fled is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, text TIP577 to CRIMES, or go to the website.
As per the Gothamist, there have been two separate incidents, within the past 24 hours, of criminal activity reported in the Sheepshead Bay area. On Monday, 9/22, there was a bank robbery reported at Capital One Bank at 3090 Ocean Avenue near Shore Parkway at 6:18 p.m. and a shooting at 3043 Avenue X, between Batchelder and Bragg Street at 3:44 a.m. on 9/23.
Requests for more information at the local branch of the Capital One bank and the corporate headquarters have not yielded any new details. Stay tuned for more information as it comes in and be sure to contact us if you have some details about these incidents.