2004-10-21 / Front Page

POLICE PROBE E. 99 ST. MURDER

By Charles Rogers

City Emergency Medical Service paramedics rush East 99 Street resident Wesley Louis to ambulance after neighbors found him lying on his porch Monday afternoon after he sustained a gunshot wound to the neck. The victim died enroute to Brookdale Hospital. Police are looking for a man seen running from the area after the shooting.                                                                                                  Charles Rogers
City Emergency Medical Service paramedics rush East 99 Street resident Wesley Louis to ambulance after neighbors found him lying on his porch Monday afternoon after he sustained a gunshot wound to the neck. The victim died enroute to Brookdale Hospital. Police are looking for a man seen running from the area after the shooting. Charles Rogers A resident of a home on East 99 Street between Seaview Avenue and Avenue N died at Brookdale Hospital after hav-ing been shot early Monday afternoon.

Police said Wesley Louis, 40, was discovered mortally wounded on his front porch with a single gunshot wound to the right side of his neck. Neighbors called police after hearing a shot at about 1:30 p.m. One of the neighbors said he ran to help the wounded man and said he was bleeding profusely.

Hyman Kravitz, who lives across the street from where the shooting took place, said a neighbor told him he heard what sounded like a shot and told Kravitz to see what it was.

“When I hear a shot, I usually go the other way,” Kravitz said, “but this time I looked out the window and saw a man lying on the porch and another man running away as fast as he could up the street.” He said he was not able to get a good description of the man.

Captain Daniel Carione, executive officer of the 69th Precinct, who was among the first to arrive at the scene, said the victim was still alive when Emergency Medical Service parame-dics took him to Brookdale Hospital. Louis died at the hospital.

“We don’t have too much on the suspect yet,” he said, “except that he appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s, had dreadlocks, and was wearing a blue sweat shirt.” He said detectives canvassed the area after the shooting with negative results.

Anyone with further information is asked to call, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or the local detective squad at (718) 257-6215. All calls will be kept confidential.

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