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77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights
14-year-old murdered
An 18-year-old teenager was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old teen on  June 1, police said.
Dequan Edwards, 18, allegedly shot Tyrek O’Hara-Morris, 14, once in the head at about 8:35 pm on the corner of Park Place and Troy Avenue.
Police sources said the shooting followed a verbal dispute involving two rival groups of teens.
Following the shooting, O’Hara-Morris was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Gay hate crime
Two men and two women beat up two gay people on May 31 in a possible hate crime, police said.
The two victims, including a 29-year-old man, were walking to the store at about 3:10 am when two males approached them in front of 690 Franklin Avenue uttering derogatory terms towards their sexual orientation before starting to assault them with punches and kicks.
The two victims fled where they came upon two females and asked them for help, but the women also turned on them and joined the beating using wooden sticks.
The four perpetrators then fled and police continue to investigate the incident.

Through the kitchen
A sneaky thief burglarized an apartment by shimmying up a fire escape and entering through the kitchen window on June 2, police said.
The cat burglar entered the 959 Park Place apartment sometime between 10 am and 1 am, on June 3 when the 22-year-old female victim wasn’t home.
The victim reported her iPod and $720 worth of jewelry missing.

Drugstore robbed
A man robbed a drugstore with a threatening note on June 6, police said.
The perpetrator entered the pharmacy at 828A Nostrand Avenue at 5:45 pm, and passed the note to the cashier demanding $300.
The cashier gave the perpetrator $100 and he fled.

Crack bust
Both the buyer and seller of crack cocaine were arrested following a street transaction on June 1, cops said.
Members of the police street narcotics enforcement unit (SNEU) observed the transaction on the southwest corner of Dean Street and Kingston Avenue at 5:30 pm.
They then moved in and arrested the buyer and seller, both 40-year-old men, and recovered the crack and money.

Dean Street burglary
A brazen thief broke into an apartment in broad  daylight on June 1, police said.
The thief entered the 1280 Dean Street residence through the living room window sometime between 3-7 pm, when the 28-year-old victim wasn’t home
The victim reported his laptop computer missing and presumed stolen.

Man mugged
Two heartless thugs mugged and robbed a man on June 2, police said.
The 47-year-old victim was walking on the northwest corner of Park Place and Schenectady Avenue at 6:25 am when he heard, “Let’s molly up this mother f….er,” from the two perpetrators behind him and then he was jumped.
The goons escaped with the victim’s wallet and iPhone.

Mental health burglary
A Department of Mental Health office was burglarized on May 31, cops said.
Workers came to the l1218 Prospect Place location at 6:30 am to find the glass door broken so the thief or thieves could gain entrance.
Several computers were taken in the heist.

Troy Avenue robbery
Several goons robbed a 26-year-old man on June 3, cops said.
The victim was walking on the northeast corner of Saint Johns Place and Troy Avenue at 1 pm when he was jumped from behind and punched and kicked before the thugs took his wallet and ran.

Motorcycle stolen
A man reported his Kawasaki 650 motorcycle stolen off the street sometime between June 2 and 3, police said.
The 29-year-old victim parked the bike opposite 1008 Dean Street at 8 pm, on June 2. When he came back the next morning at 7 am it was gone.

Mortgage identity theft
A 30-year-old man last week reported that somebody bought a house under his name in 2006, police said.
The victim, who lives at 527 Lincoln Place, said he recently discovered that somebody used his identity to obtain a $74,584 mortgage for a house in Tennessee.
The victim stated he was in France at the time the mortgage was taken out.
79th Precinct covering Bedford-Stuyvesant
Man shot
A shooter remains on the loose after shooting a man in the leg on May 30, police said.
The 17-year-old victim was shot in front of 344 Monroe Street at about 1:30 am. He was taken to Kings County Hospital and is expected to recover.

Another shooting
A 21-year-old man is expected to recover after being shot in the leg  on May 30, police said.
The shooting occurred at about 4:30 pm in front of 460 Madison Street. The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital.
The incident remains under investigation.

Shot during robbery
A thug shot a man in a botched robbery on June 4, cops said.
The victim was sitting in his car with the door open in front of 50 Herkimer Street when the robber approached displaying a black handgun.
After the thug removed some items from the victim a struggle ensued and the victim was shot once.
Police sources said the victim was very uncooperative and they suspect the incident involved a drug dealer.

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