2009-11-19 / Front Page

NAB 2ND SUSPECT IN YOUTH’S HOMICIDE

A second suspect in the blatant, brutal murder of a Crown Heights teenager on October 20 on Flatlands Avenue walked into the Foster Avenue station house, home of the 69th Precint, with his lawyer last Saturday and gave himself up to members of the

local Detective Squad.

Jeremy Morris, 18, of Fountain

Avenue, East New York, joined Trevon Killings, 28, ofCrown Heights, behind bars after he was picked up by detectives for allegedly murdering 17- year-old Duvena Dudzinkis after an argument on East 96th Street near YOUTH’S HOMICIDE

Flatlands Avenue.

Killings was positively identified, police said, after witnesses identified him in a lineup at the police precinct on November 3. At that point, he was officially arrested and charged with murder in the second degree, He had been seen arguing with the victim about gang-related clothing he had apparently been wearing at a different time and place in front of the restaurant on Flatlands Avenue near East 96th Street and, when the argument escalated, he turned his back and began to walk away, and then began to run, at which time at least two shots rang out, according to witnesses, and Dudzinkis fell to the ground at East 94th Street. The gang that had attacked him disbursed at this point just as police, having been called by witnesses, arrived.

Cops called Emergency Medical Service paramedics, who took the victim to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 5 p.m., police said.

After interviewing witnesses and local shop owners, Killings was picked up and identified in a lineup week ago.

Morris’ lawyer accompanied the accused man as he gave himself up at the station house. Detectives are holding the case open pending further statements

Police here said both Killings and Morris have prior records. The case is still being held open pending any new developements. Therefore, anyone with further information is asked to call the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.

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