Crime Stoppers Offers Reward For Finding Killer
By Charles Rogers
Police and Crime Stoppers have offered a reward of $2,000 in cash for information leading to the arrest and indictment of whoever was responsible for the death of Ainsley Duncan, who was shot and killed on Friday, March 9 at 8:30 p.m. while driving a vehicle in the rear of 1123 East 103rd Street. The reward poster has an error inasmuch as it says the homicide occurred ten days later than it actually did.
The body of the 21-year-old honors student was found in the driver's seat of his 2002 Infiniti with the motor running and his seat belt on and a single gunshot wound to the head, police said. The shooter apparently spotted Duncan driving north on East 103rd Street, shot him and the victim swerved to the right into a community driveway where he struck an abatement. Witnesses ran to the vehicle to see Duncan slumped over the wheel.
One report said witnesses told police that three men were spotted running from the scene immediately after the shooting. When police arrived, they saw to it that he was brought to the hospital by Emergency Medical Service ambulance. The victim was pronounced dead by emergency room doctors, however.
A funeral was held in Canarsie for the well-liked, popular youth at St. Alban's Church on Farragut Road.
Detectives from the 69th Precinct said anyone with information can call them at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. Those who call regarding the case should refer to Crime Stoppers poster number BK-1063 when calling.
You don't have to give your name, officials said, and you will be paid by a special code number used strictly for that purpose.