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This past Sunday at 4:12am, Glenda Martin-Grant will have spent a full year without one of the three sons she raised on her own – and without any answers as to who shot and killed 23-year-old Gerard ‘Geezy’ Grant as he sat with a friend in his car on East 16th Street and Avenue I. Despite the NYPD offering…

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Sheepshead Bites received word that a shooting occurred on Brighton 5th Court near Brighton 6th Street, about a block away from William E. Grady High School.  Initial reports, pulled from police scanners, indicate that the victim is female. EMS is being rushed to the scene, and the NYPD is there setting up the crime scene.…

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Rafael Laureano, 51, who owned Spartan Health Club (1166 Coney Island Avenue), died when he was hit by a bullet from police officers who were firing at a knife-wielding man who had attacked Laureano and his girlfriend at an Ocean Parkway apartment Monday night, the city medical examiner said. The city medical examiner’s office told…

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Gunshots rang out on Mermaid Avenue yesterday afternoon, when Coney Island resident Ronnell Bradley, 21, was gunned down outside of a bodega as children played nearby. Cops were called to the scene just after 4:00 p.m. for a person shot outside of 2327 Mermaid Avenue. They arrived to find Bradley with several gunshot wounds to…

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Months after a double shooting in Midwood left one dead and no arrests, authorities are offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to an indictment. The quiet, peaceful stretch of East 16th Street near Avenue I erupted into violence just after 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18. Neighbors reported hearing a series of gunshots, and police…

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