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Crime is down 22 percent in the 79th Precinct (36 incidents versus 46 incidents) for the week of July 30 – August 5, compared to this same week in 2011. For the month, crime is down 21 percent (144 incidents versus 182 incidents), compared to this same 28-day period in last year. And year-to-date, crime is up 12 percent (1,171 incidents versus 1,047 incidents), compared to this same time in 2011.


On Saturday, August 18, at approximately 9:50 p.m., 79th Pct. Police responded to calls of a 39-year-old Bed-Stuy man who was stabbed and killed in front of 65 Tompkins Avenue—a part of Tompkins Houses.  According to police, the victim, stabbed twice in the stomach with a knife, and rushed to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after. The perpetrator was identified and arrested. The Weapon was also recovered.      


On Sunday, August 19, at approximately 2:05 a.m., 79th Pct. Police responded to a shooting inside of 991 Myrtle Avenue. According to police, the victim, a 19-year-old resident, was shot in the left thigh. He was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was treated and released. The investigation is ongoing.

Elyse M. August 21, 2012 at 05:42 AM
What were the cross streets of this shooting?
C. Zawadi Morris August 21, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Throop and Sumner


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