2011-03-17 / Other News

Man Arrested For Attempted Murder Seven Years Ago

By Charles Rogers


House on E. 104th Street where shooting happened in 2004. 
Charles Rogers House on E. 104th Street where shooting happened in 2004. Charles Rogers After attending a court appearance on an alleged DWI charge last weekend, a man was arrested for an attempted murder that occurred seven years ago in Canarsie.

Court records submitted from the office of Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes indicate Horace Hewitt, 58, was wanted for shooting a 43-year-old man nine times during an argument following a card game that took place in the victim’s home on March 13th, 2004 on East 104th Street near Flatlands Avenue. The victim’s name was not released. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital after the shooting and, according to reports, was hospitalized for more than three weeks.

Official sources said Hewitt might have fled to Jamaica after the shooting. They did not say why or when he returned, but as a result of being arrested on the DWI charge last November, investigators matched his records with those of alleged fugitives and he was charged with attempted murder, three counts of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

Court sources said Hewitt “discharged the pistol repeatedly, striking the (victim) about the abdomen and legs nine times in the lower torso and legs.”

When he showed up on the DWI charge he was arrested on the spot.

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