Reward Offered in Killing Of BayView Man Last August
Crime Stoppers has issued a reward for the apprehension of the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of Justin Winslow, 21, of 2075 Rockaway Parkway, in BayView Houses, on Sunday, August 27, 2006. Detectives from the 69th Precinct said Winslow was shot once in the stomach at about 11:30 p.m. during an apparent argument that transpired on a back stairway of the building.
Witnesses said that, after the victim was shot, the shooter ran out the rear door of the building towards the East 102nd Street side. He was only identified as a male black in his 20s, about six feet tall and with short dreadlocks. He was wearing a red and white shirt at the time.
The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital by Emergency Medical Service paramedics and at first pronounced in stable condition. His condition worsened, however, and he died as a result of his wounds, police sources said.
The murder of the BayView Houses resident was one of two shootings that took place that weekend in local housing developments. The previous day, a 28-year-old resident of an apartment of East 108th Street, part of the Breukelen Houses project, was shot in the groin at about 11 p.m. as he waited for a friend near the rear of his building. He has since recovered and said he doesn't know who might have wounded him. Police did not release his name.
Crime Stoppers said they will pay $2,000 for information on the murder of Justin Winslow and that all calls will be kept strictly confidential, with the reward being paid by a code number, rather than by mentioning anyone's name. Anyone with information is asked to call them, at 1-800-577-TIPS.
For further information on either case, contact the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 257-6215.