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Suspect Arrested, Charged With Murder For July Mass Shooting During Brooklyn Block Party – CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have arrested a suspect they say may be the man who carried out a deadly mass shooting at a block party in Brooklyn.

The NYPD arrested 20-year-old Kyle Williams Wednesday night and charged him with murder, attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment.

Investigators say Williams is connected to the July 27 shooting that killed one man and wounded 11 others during the annual “Old Timers” community event outside the Brownsville Recreational Center.

Around 2,000 people were in the area for the party, which was coming to a close when the shooting started.

Jason Pagan, 38, was struck by the gunfire and died of his injuries. The eleven other victims wounded by the gunman were all between the ages of 21 and 55.

Earlier this month, police had been looking for two women labeled as persons of interest in the shooting.

Police have said gang activity may be a possible motive in the shooting. According to the NYPD, while most other crimes are down across the city, shootings have risen by nearly five percent compared this time in 2018.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.





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