NYPD Officers Injured In Brooklyn Shootout; Two Arrested in Tulsa; Easter Parade Comes To Fifth Avenue
Four police officers were injured in Sheepshead Bay early this morning in a shootout with a man who had shut himself after a dispute with moving company employees. The officers -- two of whom were shot in the calf, one who was shot in the thigh and ankle and another whose face was grazed -- were not seriously injured. The man, 33-year-old Nakwon Foxworth, barricaded himself in his sixth-floor apartment along with his pregnant girlfriend and 4-month-old son after threatening the moving company employees, one of whom called the police, with a gun. When Foxworth's wife and son escaped, police entered and the shooting broke out. "We're not certain about what the fight was about," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said, according to the New York Daily News. "Obviously (Foxworth) was very hyper to say the least. He had a dispute with his lady friend and told her she couldn't leave. And when she just left and left the door open, he started shooting." [NYDN, CBS New York]
Two have been arrested in a series of shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which killed three people and wounded two Friday. The shootings occurred in a predominantly black neighborhood. All of the victims were black. The men who were arrested are white. "For a white male to come that deep into that area and to start indiscriminately shooting, that lends itself for many to believe that it probably was a hate crime," Reverend Warren Blakney told CNN. Blakney is a pastor at a city church and president of the Tulsa NAACP. The two men face charges of murder and shooting with intent to kill. [CNN]
It's Easter. The Easter Parade between St. Patrick's Cathedral and 57th Street on Fifth Avenue starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. [Bloomberg]
Manhattan bound E and F trains will not be running at the Sutphin Boulevard, Briarwood and 75th Avenue stations until April 16 for track work. Meanwhile, the MTA's FASTRACK program comes to the 1, 2 and 3 lines starting Monday. [NBC New York, MTA]
A Brooklyn couple was found dead Saturday in an apparent murder-suicide. Both Vincent Tropeano, 74, and his wife, Elain, 63, had been shot in the head. Neighbors said Vincent had been troubled by his wife's illness. "He was distraught about finances because of the expenditures they had to incur with his wife being sick," a neighbor told NY1. [NY1]
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