• Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Antiq Hennis Shooting: the Numbers Behind a Tragedy

    At around 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, 16-month-old Antiq Hennis was shot and killed while sitting in his stroller in Brownsville. Police have said the gunman was targeting his father, who was not hit. By the Daily News' counting, Hennis' death marked the 16th time in the last three months that a child un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Eyewitness: Police Shot Kimani Gray While The 16-Year-Old Was On The Ground

    The only publicly identified eyewitness in the killing of a Brooklyn teen by two New York City police officers is standing by her claim that the young man was empty-handed when he was gunned down, and now says one of the cops involved threatened her life. In an extended interview with the Village V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Eyewitness "Certain" Kimani Gray Was Unarmed When Police Shot Him

    The only civilian eyewitness to come forward in the case of a Brooklyn teen shot dead by a pair of plainclothes New York City police officers is "certain" the 16 year-old was empty-handed when the cops opened fire. Kimani 'Kiki' Gray was shot several times by two officers patrolling East Flatbush i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Tensions Mount After Police Fatally Shoot Brooklyn Teenager Kimani Gray

    A candlelit vigil for a Brooklyn teen killed by New York City police officers left two people injured and led to one arrest Monday night. At approximately 7:00 pm, roughly 200 people gathered in East Flatbush for a somber vigil to remember Kimani Gray, a 16 year-old shot and killed by plainclothes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Mayor Bloomberg, President Obama and the Politics of Gun Control [UPDATED]

    UPDATED (1/15/13): On the one-month anniversary of Newtown, we heard yet more news about gun control from our Mayor and President. In Baltimore, Mr. Bloomberg attended a summit on the topic at John Hopkins University and, once again, called for more action on a national level. His speech outli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    After Gun-Control Talk Reportedly Banned on Fox News, Murdoch Turns to the Post

    It appears that media mogul Rupert Murdoch may have some level of, dare I say, morality and compassion inside of him. A day after New York Magazine reported that higher-ups at Fox News directed producers and reporters to avoid engaging in gun-control talk, Murdoch's New York Post published an edit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    NYPD Releases Security Video, Photo Shows Brandon Lincoln Woodard Killer Moments Before Midtown "Hit"

    Moments before fatally shooting California tourist Brandon Lincoln Woodard in midtown yesterday, the alleged killer exits a grey sedan, flips up the hood on his sweatshirt and calmly walks toward his victim, according to a video released by the NYPD this morning. In a security camera photo still al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Tami Stainfield, Candidate for President, Says She's Subject to the Same Mind Control as Jared Loughner

    Tami Stainfield is the self-declared candidate for president on the "No Party" ticket -- which sounds like a refreshing break from the bickering and the straight-up lies to which we've all been subjected -- from both sides of the aisle -- in this year's presidential campaign.Only problem is, Stainfi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Mother Of National Guardsman Killed By Police To Meet With Queens D.A.; Al Sharpton To Speak At Funeral

    Cecilia Polanco, the mother of 22-year-old National Guardsman Noel Polanco -- who was unarmed when he was gunned down by an NYPD sergeant last week -- will meet with the Queens District Attorney, a spokesman for the woman says.Queens D.A. Richard Brown said last week that his office already is inves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    NYPD: Black People Rarely Get Robbed, Frequently Get Shot

    The NYPD released new crime statistics earlier this week, and here's what we've learned: blacks and Latinos are shot more frequently than any other ethnic groups, blacks and Latinos shoot people at higher rates than any other ethnic group, and black people rarely get robbed.According to a new report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    NYPD: Putting The "Mass" Back In Mass Shooting. Are Cops To Blame For ESB Shootings?

    Authorities have tallied the victims from Friday's "mass shooting" at the Empire State Building, and as it stands, it wouldn't have been a "mass" shooting at all if NYPD officers hadn't squeezed off 16 rounds at deceased murderer Jeffrey Johnson -- nine of the 10 victims were shot by police.That's r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    15-Year-Old Arrested In Brooklyn Quadruple Shooting

    An arrest has been made in a quadruple shooting in Brooklyn earlier this week. The suspect: a 15-year-old boy.The boy has not been identified because, well, he's 15!The shooting happened Monday night at a playground on Fulton Street, and is just the latest in a series of shootings involving kids.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Would Stricter Gun Laws Have Done Anything To Prevent Colorado Killing Spree?

    As the entire country tries to make sense of what happened in Colorado last week, the obligatory debate whenever one of these mass shootings occurs has commenced: would stricter gun laws have prevented 24-year-old James Holmes from marching into a sold out movie theater and shooting more than 70 peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Colorado Shooting Suspect James Holmes Makes First Court Appearance -- "Freakish" Hair And All

    Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes just made his first court appearance since allegedly murdering 12 people and wounding dozens of others during Friday's shooting rampage in Aurora.Holmes entered the courtroom -- sporting his "freakish" (as described by Fox News' Greta Van Susteren) orange hair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    NYPD Officers Shoot and Kill Woman Driving Stolen Car in Brooklyn

    Police officers shot and killed an unarmed woman driving a stolen car in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn last night, sparking tension in the neighborhood. Police spokesman Paul Browne said the woman was shot in the chest by an officer who was trying to shift the gears into park while holding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2012

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    One Dead, One Injured in Chelsea Shooting [Update]

    ​At about 11:10 this morning, @NYScanner reported that there was a shooting at 413 West 16th Street. According to the tweet, two people were shot and one was given CPR and transported to a hospital. DCPI has confirmed that the victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Bellevue Hospital. Accordi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Queens Mother and Daughter Shot in the Head in Astoria

    CBS 2​An 57-year-old Astoria woman named Olga Borodina Annarumma and her daughter Valeria Lowery, 25 are in the hospital after being shot in the head in their home this morning. The shooting took place shortly before 9 o'clock this morning; one of the women was shot three times (once in the he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2011

    McDonald's Cashier Cleared of Assault Charges; Unemployment Down; Deadly Shooting on Q111

    ​Rayon McIntosh, the McDonald's cashier who was videotaped beating two unruly customers with a metal rod in October, was cleared of all charges after eleven days of grand jury testimony. The Daily News reports McIntosh, who had previously served almost ten years in jail for a manslaughter rap, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Crazy Video of Shooting Outside a Brooklyn McDonald's

    (video via DCPI) The above is a pretty intense surveillance video of a shooting that went down in Brooklyn on Tuesday. It's not that easy to see, but basically the video shows an elaborate gun handoff between three men that led to the almost-murder of 18-year-old Tyquan Sewall. Sewall had been lure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Keenen Upson Charged With Shooting Teens Outside Bishop Loughlin

    Perp walk: Accused shooter Keenen Upson​Keenen Upson, a 20-year-old from Fort Greene, has been picked up and charged with assault and other counts in the shooting and wounding of five teens January 14 after a basketball game at Bishop Loughlin High. One of the teens told the Daily News that Upson, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Angasha Sharras, 29, Shot to Death in the Bronx

    ​ A 29-year-old Bronx man was shot in the head and killed around 10:45 p.m. Friday on East 227th Street in Williamsbridge, cops say. Angasha Sharras was DOA at the scene. A 31-year-old man apparently with Sharras was shot in the hand; cops didn't identify him. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Bronx Cops Find Teen Fatally Shot in the Head, Another One Wounded

    ​Two teens were found shot in the Bronx at 1:56 this morning, an 18-year-old killed by a bullet to the head and at 19-year-old wounded with a shot in the torso. The latter kid is stable at Jacobi Hospital Cops responded to a 911 of gunfire and found the boys at Wheeler Avenue and Westchester ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Phillip Johnson, 15, Shot to Death in the Bronx

    ​A 15-year-old kid was found shot to death in the north Bronx yesterday at 5:55 p.m., cops say. Phillip Johnson, of 728 East 221st Street, was discovered at the corner of East 219th Street and White Plains Road. He had taken two bullets to the chest and was DOA at Jacobi Medical Center. Who did it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Maurice Gibson Murdered Just Before Christmas in East Harlem; Cops Still Hunt Suspect

    ​Two weeks after Maurice Gibson, 36, was shot to death in East Harlem, the NYPD is asking for public help in tracking down the prime suspect. Unfortunately, the description is hazy: a black man wearing a dark-colored jacket and black ski mask.Gibson, who lived nearby on East 99th Street, was found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Kyle Rivera Wanted by NYPD in Connection to Queens Homicide

    ​The NYPD is asking for the public's help locating Kyle Rivera, pictured, wanted in connection with the shooting death of Stefan Middleton, 34, of Queens. Middleton was shot in the torso on May 22 after a verbal dispute followed by an assault involving several other individuals. The victim was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Requiem: Voice E-mails Remember Slain New Yorkers

    ​Here in the "Somebody got Murdered" newsroom, we often get eloquent, poignant emails from Voice readers about homicide victims. We can't always reproduce those comments in a separate item. Often, they are anonymous, or accompanied only by screen names. So, let's take a moment, and quote a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Borough Park Man Shot and Killed

    View Larger Map DATE: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 3:50 a.m. LOCATION: In front of 744 53rd St., Borough Park, Brooklyn. The police say a man was shot early this morning outside the above address. He was shot in the chest. He was taken to Lutheran Hospital, where he was declared dead. Know anythin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Two Men Shot, One Dead in Jamaica: Incident No. 1

    View Larger Map Date: Monday, February 22, 2010, 3:00 p.m. Location: 109-16 164th St., Jamaica, Queens The police say two men were shot, one fatally, yesterday afternoon in Jamaica. It was one of two double shootings in the 103rd precinct yesterday. The first victim, 29, was found at the above a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Two Men Shot, One Died on the Lower East Side

    View Larger Map DATE: Sunday Feb. 21, 2010, 4:54 a.m. LOCATION: 55 Rutgers St., Lower East Side, Manhattan The police say two men were shot in the lobby of a public housing development. One died. One survived, but he's in critical condition. The dead man is identified only by his age, 29, and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Judge: NYPD Must Give Up Race Data on Cop Shootings

    ​While the city council debates the naming of a street after Sean Bell, several other black people shot at by cops are turning up in the news. The New York Civil Liberties Union has been asking the NYPD for police shooting data broken out by the race of the victim. Supreme Court Judge Joan A. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: One Shot, One Killed in the Bronx

    View Larger Map DATE: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, 7:40 p.m. LOCATION: East 172 Street and Boston Road, the Bronx. A 19-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday evening at the above intersection, and a second man was wounded, the police said. The first victim was shot once in the back. He was declared ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Murder in Staten Island

    View Larger Map DATE: Nov. 14, 2009, 5:37 a.m. LOCATION: 23 York Ave., Staten Island. Staten Island isn't known as a murder hotbed, but this weekend, two men were shot and killed in the borough. The first of the fatal shootings took place early Saturday outside of the above address. The victim, id ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    13 year old shot and killed in Queens

    ​ Police are looking for a man who shot and killed a freshman from Campus Magnet Humanities and the Arts High in Cambria Heights after school let out yesterday. Kevin Miller was pronounced dead at Long Island Jewish Medical Center . A second teen, 17, who worked at a nearby car wash, is in sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    Football player held, briefly, in shooting of 13 year old in Queens

    ​ 16-year-old Campus Magnet High Bull-Dog football player Nmesoma Okafor spent five hours in custody on Friday after he was arrested as a suspect in the shooting of 13-year-old Kevin Miller. Apparently, either Okafor or his height and bright-orange sweatshirt were identified by a witness, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Shooting Survivor Shot Again, Fatally

    View Larger Map DATE: Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at 12:20 a.m. LOCATION: Corner of 199 Street and Nashville Blvd., Queens. Last March, Shante Graham, a 22-year-old Queens woman, was shot and wounded at a house on the above corner. She survived. Then, early last Saturday, she returned to the same hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Livery Cab Driver Shot in The Bronx

    View Larger Map DATE: Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at approximately 10:23 p.m. LOCATION: In front of 455 Wales Ave., The Bronx. The police are saying that a livery cab driver was shot to death during an apparent robbery outside 455 Wales Ave. in the Bronx Sunday night. The car was still moving when he w ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: One Dead, One Wounded in Brooklyn

    View Larger Map DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 10:15 p.m. LOCATION: Washington Avenue and St. John's Place Two men sitting inside a car at this intersection were shot Saturday night. A 23-year-old man was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. His 19-year-old passenger was shot in the chest an ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: (Update) Brooklyn Man Shot After Nightclub Fight

    View Larger Map DATE: Sunday, June 28, 2009 at approximately 2:20 a.m. LOCATION: 67 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn. Raul Rosa, a father of two who earned his living fixing windows, was laid to rest Friday at Linden Hill Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens, his sister told us today. Rosa, 29, of the Williamsbur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Queens Dentist Killer Gets Life

    Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova, found guilty earlier this month of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the shooting death of her husband, orthodontist Daniel Malakov, has been sentenced to life without parole. She yet maintains her innocence ("I had nothing to do with this murder"). Her convicted triggerm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Wife, Uncle Guilty in Queens Dentist's Murder

    At the Queens dentist murder trial, the verdict is in: Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the shooting death of her husband, orthodontist Daniel Malakov. Her uncle and triggerman, Mikhail Mallayev, was also found guilty. The trial had captured crime-watc ... More >>

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    July 25, 2007

    Three Indicted in the Murder of P.O. Russell Timoshenko

    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes will announce the indictments of three men in the murder of Police Officer Russell Timoshenko and the attempted murder of Officer Herman Yan at a press conference this afternoon. The three suspects in the police shooting, ... More >>

  • News

    November 7, 2006

    The Inconvenient Death of Brad Will

    Mexican police gun down a counterculture hero

  • News

    March 16, 2004

    Day by Day, Death by Death

    A Chronology of U.S. Military Fatalities Since 'Mission Accomplished,' Part I

  • News

    February 20, 2001

    Shoot to Maim

    Israel’s Favored Ammo is Crippling a Generation of Young Palestinians

  • News

    February 6, 2001

    Puff! Goes the Weasel

    An Impersonator Witness and Alleged Testilying Redefine Rap Mogul’s Trial

  • News

    November 28, 2000

    Black Blood Is Cheap

    The Anti-Police-Brutality Movement Has Been Shot Down in the Highest-Profile Cases

  • News

    September 7, 1999

    My Uncle Vinny

    When Vincent Curto was gunned down by police during a robbery nearly four years ago, no one wanted to hear his nephew's accusation that he was brutally assaulted as he lay dying. Until now.

  • News

    March 2, 1999

    Raising Patrick Bailey

    The painful journey for justice for an unsung victim of alleged police brutality

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