2003-07-17 / Other News

Man Shot In Robbery On E. 104 St.

By Charles Rogers
Man Shot In Robbery On E. 104 St.

Man Shot In Robbery On E. 104 St.

Police lines and blood spatters mark site of Monday night’s shooting on East 104 Street between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue J. Charles RogersPolice lines and blood spatters mark site of Monday night’s shooting on East 104 Street between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue J. Charles Rogers

By Charles Rogers

Police from the 69th Precinct re-sponded to a call of "shots fired" on East 104 Street between Flatlands Ave-nue and Avenue J last Monday at about 10 p.m. to find a A 58-year-old resident lying on the ground bleeding from a gunshot wound.

The victim, Errol Lynch, who lives on near Avenue K, told police he was walking home from a grocery on Flat-lands Avenue when he was approached by two men, one of whom displayed a handgun and demanded money.

According to Detective Luis Velaz-co, who is handling the case, Lynch gave up money and other items he had in his pockets, including his wallet, and then began to argue with the thieves.

"He started to resist them," said Ve-lazco, "and they began shooting at him."

Lynch ran north toward Flatlands Avenue when one of the robbers fired at least three shots in his direction, striking him in the left shoulder as he ran. He fell to the ground in front of a house about 20 yards south of the corner. The shooters fled in an unknown direction, according to witnesses who were sitting on their front porches and said they "couldn’t believe what was happening" in front of them.

Lynch was taken to Brookdale Hos-pital by Emergency Medical Service ambulance and was pronounced in stable condition.

The attackers were described as black, both in their early twenties. One is about six-feet, five inches tall, weighing about 200 lbs. and the other is about five-feet, five inches tall, weighing approxi-mately 150 lbs. Both were wearing white tee shirts at the time of the shooting..

Police canvassed the area for clues and interviewed witnesses.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting and has not been interviewed by police or who might have further in-formation on the case is asked to call Detective Velazco at 257-6215 or 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.

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