Rashawn Blakes Named Suspect in Friday Slaying in Bed-Stuy


Cops have put a name to the suspect in the shooting death last Friday in Bed-Stuy of 23-year-old John Gilliam. The suspect is Rashawn Blakes, 30, who’s 6-1, 185 pounds, they say.

Cops had found Gilliam, suffering from gunshot wounds, in the lobby of 85 Tompkins Avenue, one of the buildings of the Tompkins Houses project. He was DOA at Woodhull Hospital. Gilliam lived in the Sumner project just to the east of Tompkins Houses.

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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 21, 2011

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