Brooklyn – Dwayne Erskine, 18, has been sought by police officers for the past four days accused of shooting three men to death in Brooklyn earlier this month. Erskine who had been robbed went to Brownsville seeking revenge. The person who allegedly robbed Erskine had already left the area, but several other people had been sitting on a stoop just hanging out when Erskine allegedly opened fire anyway. Michael Robinson, 21, Brandon Graves, 16, and Delroy Gumbs, 18, who had nothing to do with the robbery were all shot to death. Erskine is now being charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, reports the NY Daily News.
Brooklyn – Baudelio Rodriguez, 45, has surrendered to police after allegedly planting a pipe bomb on his estranged wife’s Jeep Cherokee that had been parked on a Staten Island street. Luckily the fuse was 4 inches long and not lit so the pipe bomb did not explode while the wife and his daughter had occupied the Jeep. No other information is available until further investigation is conducted, reports the NY Daily News.
Long Island – Dandre Yelverton, 19, has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Jaquan Petty, 20, has been charged with criminal facilitation in the incident that left Joseph Vargas, 27, of Bushwick dead at Ralph’s Towing Inc. yesterday. A second man was injured as well, however his name has not been released as of today. The two accused were apprehended shortly after the shooting occurred, the NY Daily News reports.
Bronx – Terrod Wright, 27, who had been walking through Harlem Park last night with his five year-old nephew was shot and killed by robbers. The two robbers snatched Wright’s jewelry after they shot him, leaving him for death in front of the five year-old who luckily was not harmed. Wright was rushed to St. Lukes Hospital and died three hours later. The police have very little clues. They do know that the men are in the 20’s, black, and around 5 foot 10, and weighing 170 lbs.. One of the men wore a yellow shirt and blue jeans, according to NY Daily News.
Brooklyn – Two Brooklyn police officers, their names withheld from the press may not be criminal charged with the death of Bobby Roman on July 9, 2007. Bobby Roman who was thrown from his Kawasaki while officers had been chasing him in Bedford. Roman who was trying to pass a car, clipped the car and was thrown into a building. The car or the police officers never stopped. The entire incident was caught on surveillance video which resulted in Internal Affairs to begin an investigation. The district attorney’s office told the NY Daily News “Under current New York State law, their car would have had to have been directly involved in the actual accident.” The two officers are more than likely to face disciplinary action for not stopping to help Roman.
Yonkers – Robert Romano Jr., 22, a pizza delivery man was arrested for selling more than pizza. Romano was charged with selling Ecstasy pills to another man while police officers watched. The buyer of the pills got away, however Romano was caught while on his pizza delivery route. Police searched Romano’s vehicle in which they found nearly 72 Ecstasy pills, the NY Daily News reported.
Manhattan – Timothy Avery, a 25 year-old aid at Hunter College High School has been arrested and charged with have sex on different occasions with a 15 year-old student. According to the criminal complaint, Avery allegedly had sex with the girl in his home at least five times between November 20, 2006 and January 20, 2007. It is also noted that the girl allegedly went to Avery’s home willingly. Hunter College is one of the most elite public schools in the Manhattan area. Richard J. Condon’s office with the special commissioner of investigation for school systems is investigating the case further, the New York Times reported.
Queens – Dwayne King, 40, was fatally shot and killed in St. Albans by Queens yesterday. According to police, King was shot in the chest around 1:45 a.m. while attending a barbecue with family and friends. King was transported by ambulance to Mary Immaculate Hospital where he was then pronounced dead. Police are searching for any information regarding this crime. No arrest have been made as of today, reports the New York Times.
Teen sought in triple slay surrenders – Daily News
Brooklyn pipe bomb suspect nabbed – Jonathan Lemur – Daily News
Two charged in car wash slay – Michael White – Daily News
Uncle walking with nephew, 5, killed in Harlem – Kerry Burke and Michael White – Daily News
2 cops could duck rap in bikers death – John Marzulli – Daily News
Pizza topping :Ecstasy – Tina Moore – Daily News
School aide is accused of raping student – Thomas J. Lueck – The New York Times
Queens : Man killed at barbecue – John Sullivan – The New York Times